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It would be nice if there would be negotiating, but even for someone
with not too much of a background knowledge, it is obvious that the
politics involved in all this, make the matter worse. Yes there is
religion, yes there is history (on both parts) and yes there has been
violence. But is there still hope? According to the people who fight
for it, there is. But even though the documentary here tries to stay as
neutral as possible, it does seem to indicate, that this problem will
not be solved anytime soon.
Which is a shame of course. The common people want peace, they want to live in harmony. But there are factors (shown here too), that won't let that happen. One of the things that has to stop, is the blaming of the "other" side for things going wrong. It seems with the current administration Palestine might be on the right track. But obstacles are thrown its way (from the inside and the outside).
What is truly amazing to see though, are the plain people, who have lost loved ones and won't let anger and violence control them. It takes a lot of courage and shows a lot of what is good about humans, to act in the way they do. And that is coming from both sides. So maybe there is hope after all ... question is, how long will it take for it to outgrow the hatred?
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It is interesting to find out more behind the recent history of the
Palestinians trying to set up everything (mainly by setting up proper
institutions) that is necessary to form their own state (no. 194) right
next to state no. 153 (Israel) within the United Nations. But when
finally all is in place for Palestine to be accepted, things seem to go
Is it the fault of Israel which keeps building settlements in West Bank areas and evicting and discriminating against Palestinians? Are the Palestinians untrustworthy as they are divided within, through Hamas and Fatah? There is talk of 'negotiations', that don't happen. Israel wants to negotiate, but Palestine simply wants to be a state, which, according to several worldwide institutions, it can rightfully be.
So... why isn't Palestine accepted into the UN? Because they don't want to negotiate with Israel. That is as clear as I get the picture. So... why doesn't Palestina want to negotiate? Is that actually true? And if so, why didn't the filmmakers dig deeper into that? Or anyone else for that matter? Questions, questions. I am not someone who knows every little fact about this conflict, but the more I do get to know, the more it feels like a hopeless situation.
So... my sympathy goes out to those young and old Palestinians and Israeli trying to keep fighting peacefully via Facebook, visiting each other and courageously speaking their piece about wanting peaceful co-existence.
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