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It’s been almost 20 years since Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo peace agreement – the last time there was any real optimism that the conflict over Israel’s creation might be resolved.

While the world’s attention was focused on the White House lawn that day in September, 1993 – watching Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shake hands in front of U.S. president Bill Clinton – I chose to spend the day in Gaza, watching the reaction of people with the most at stake. They were deeply divided.

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