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Seeking Common Ground in a Polarized World

The article reflects on the challenges of navigating a world where opinions are often polarized, using the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a case study. The writer, a Jewish student in Utah, discusses the societal tendency to assume binary positions on complex issues, highlighting the dangers of such assumptions for Jewish and Muslim students amid rising tensions. Advocating for tolerance and the pursuit of common ground, the piece underscores the potential for understanding and peace when individuals engage in empathetic dialogue, moving beyond the black-and-white perspectives that dominate public discourse.



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