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  • Co-existence vs. Co-resistance: A case against normalization

    In a recent debate on +972, proponents and detractors of normalizing relations between Israelis and Palestinians in the current political environment make their cases. In his recent post on "normalization," my colleague Aziz Abu Sarah was right about one thing, the topic is reaching a fever pitch within Palestinian society. What Aziz gets wrong is the logic of anti-normalization as he attempts to paint it as some form of unjustifiable reactionism, ignoring its most cogent and compelling arguments. In truth, projects that constitute "normalization" promote a false image of parity between the conflicting sides and foster a dangerous psychology within…

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