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Concessions must be made, on both sides

Jeff Jacoby (“Fantasy Middle East: All Bibi’s fault,” Op-ed, March 5) expresses weariness at the quest for Israeli concessions in the peace process. In fact, both the Israelis and the Palestinians will have to make painful concessions. Both must learn a bit of the other’s narrative so that they can understand, even if they do not endorse, how the other remembers the past. Both must adjust their own narratives of what the future can look like.

As Jacoby says, a two-state solution does not in itself guarantee that “tension and violence would end.” After so many decades of violence, a special effort will be needed to make good neighbors.

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But what is the alternative to working for peace?

Tucker Lieberman

Brighton

The writer is social media chair for J Street Boston.

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