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‘After 66 years of mistakes and missed opportunities, it is time for us Palestinians to create the conditions for peace and to work for a better future. It is time that we stopped listening to Muslim radicals or Arab regimes that use us to continue a pointless, destructive, and immoral war with Israel. Despite what we tell ourselves, Israel is here to stay. What’s more, it has a right to exist. It is the nation of the Jews but also a nation for Israeli Arabs who have better lives than Arabs anywhere in Arab countries. We must accept these facts and move on. The anti semitism promoted by Hamas, Fatah, and the BDS movement is not the answer for us Palestinians. The answer is to live in peace and democracy, side by side with Israel. We missed many opportunities to do that. We missed it in 1947 when Arab regimes encouraged us to refuse the UN partition plan. We missed it between 1948 and 1967 when we refused to create a state next to Israel. We missed it again every time after that when we refused a two-state solution presented to us. Yet we know that Israelis want to live in peace, and that the vast majority of Israelis are friendly and neighborly. We know that the soft approach works with Israel, and yet we continue to use violence and extremist rhetoric.’ Find out more. Don’t miss out. Book now for the Major Function.

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