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Reply To: What were some of your primary takeaways after reading Matti Friedman’s “There Is No ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’”?

Loncey Elie

Hi Analeeza,
I love your analysis of Friedman’s article. It was well-written and perfectly explained what Friedman wanted to demonstrate to all readers. The power of your words came into effect when you stated that the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is much more than the tension between Israel and Palestine. There is more to it and we need to be cognizant of the bigger picture. When I first read the title ‘There is no Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” I initially thought Friedman was disregarding that it ever happened, but in reality, he accepts that it occurred, but wants us to realize there is much more to the situation and if we can take into account all of the different perspectives, then we can match the pieces of the puzzles together. I also loved the analogy you provided about your sisters. Overall, this response was well-written and well-explained.