Two of the many exceptional people I met in Israel/Palestine were Myron and Muhammad. What was remarkable about these two is that Muhammad is the leader of a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, and Myron is resident of a nearby Jewish Settlement. If you know anything about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Jewish Settlements in Palestinian territory is a lightening-rod issue, and the source of many violent confrontations. These two though are approaching things differently. I witnessed a direct, honest, and friendly conversation between these two, as they talked about some of the tense issues that exist between Palestinians villages and Jewish Settlements. These two have become friends, talking frequently about how to co-exist and work out differences without violence. These types of stories are rarely shared through the media, a sad thing indeed.
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