Rather than talking about peace or forgiveness,
let's talk about trust, dignity, our shared humanity,
and the one hundred thousand other steps it takes
to finally achieve peace and forgiveness. ...
There is no "magic" square metre, or hilltop, or valley,
that if ceded by one side to the other will bring about
peace in the Middle East.
Peace can only come bout after an internal shift --
on both sides.
What we need is respect, and the inner strength
to refuse to hate.
Then we will achieve peace.
- Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish