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... the Palestinians and Israelis concerning these controversial issues have very contrasting points of views, which at times contradict each other, but in my opinion have more in common than they do differences. Although, the Israelis do have the right not to live in terror, but the Palestinians also have a right not to be colonized and oppressed. Religion is often looked upon as a major point of reference to the cause of this conflict, but the fact that Palestinians had been living in peace before the formation of the state of Israel, alongside Jews, Muslims, and Christians shows that religion is only a small percentage of the overall factors that influence the ongoing turmoil. And at the end of the day both Israelis and Palestinians want to achieve the same goal; peace and harmony with the ability to live productive purposeful lives with a sense of hope and dignity.
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