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Only we Arabs can heal our own divisions

No-one expects the Trump administration to halt the unrelenting violence and perpetual occupation, conflict and agonising pain in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel remains bound to the incremental annexation of Arab lands, to the construction of illegal Jewish settlements, as well as to the absolute denial of Palestinian rights and statehood.

It has also become clear that the crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya have dwarfed in their sheer humanitarian magnitude their Palestinian counterpart, making it more difficult to forge a comprehensive settlement to the Arab-Israeli imbroglio.

Last but not least, why should we actually rely on the US to solve our own problems?

Only we Arabs and Muslims can heal our divisions, unite and navigate the treacherous path to peace and liberty.

MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

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