The Conflict Mindset acts as a protective armor for our psyche which helps us handle stressful and upsetting situations. But when we seek to end the conflict, it can hinder and obstruct our attempts to reach reconciliation.
The current unrest in the West Bank caused by the hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners is a good example of a biased media coverage of an escalation between Israelis and Palestinians, leading to the formation of a limited point of view on both sides.
Instead of viewing conflict as a negative phenomenon that only causes friction and disruption, an approach of conflict as an opportunity to change the relationship between the disputing sides can give hope for a successful resolution of conflict.
A comparative study of media coverage of both sides - Israeli and Palestinian. This week will deal with the attitudes towards the issue of Jerusalem, as seen in the coverage of Israeli building plans in Jerusalem.
Most people are aware that in order to maintain a well functioning society we need to pay attention to each other's needs. In order to avoid conflict and resolve existing conflicts, we need to take the same idea to the next level.
Israeli filmmaker Shelley Hermon chronicles the unbelievable story of a Palestinian and an Israeli who were able to reconcile in her film Within the Eye of the Storm. But, she asks, will it make a difference?