The line you quote above is one of many interesting lines in this article.
Palestinians and Israelis share a similar Mediterranean outlook characterised, among other things, by the central importance of family and a casual attitude to regulations, not to mention an innate distrust of authority. Is this true in your experience Cumol?
the differences within societies are often greater than the disparities between them and others. This seems true of the USA - California and the East Coast seem world's apart from many places in the US. Of course in Canada, there are also disparities between regions. We are divided by vast geographies compared to Palestine and Israel, crowded along their Mediterranean shores.
The last line of the article is beautifully written and describes the saddest hopefulness:
Although it may take generations, I am convinced that a new dawn of peace and justice will come, but this dawn will come in gradual glimmers and not in a blaze of blinding sunshine, as many hope or dream. In some of your posts, Cumol, about Palestinean and Israeli burners, lie those glimmers.