“I felt the time had come for someone on the Israeli side to try to explain our story to our neighbours, to tell a story about who we are”

This is a conflict over narratives. Israel needs to tell ours to Palestinians.
by Yossi Klein Halevi
October 2018

…The book also came out of the realisation that the other side doesn’t know our story. The Palestinian media and school system overwhelmingly convey the message that Israelis and the Jewish people are not only thieves but also liars. They say we’ve invented our story, or that we have no story. That’s the message Palestinians receive on a daily basis. A young man in Hebron, the city with the longest Jewish history of any city anywhere, once told me that there were no Jews in the city until after 1967. But he was simply repeating what he’d been told his whole life. READ MORE

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