Israelis and Palestinians Are Exactly the Same and Nobody Realized It

This is why they don’t like each other.

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Trigger warning: controversy ahead.

In his book Zero to One, Peter Thiel explains that people don’t like each other not when they’re different, but when they’re the same.

While the world is tearing itself apart in this conflict, very few people seem to have realized that Israelis and Palestinians are not groups that “everything opposes” but that everything unites.

Here’s how.

1. Same Genetic Heritage

In the religious texts, Arabs descend from Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, an Egyptian servant.

Jews descend from Abraham.

These texts are likely more right than wrong as genetic studies (1) (2) (3) showed that Jews and Arabs had a common ancestor roughly 4300 years ago, and then only diverged.

This makes them genetic cousins, if not brothers.

2. Same Religious Extremism

In 2010, I went to Palestine and saw the settlements that ultra-orthodox Jews had built with the blessing of the Tsahal and the government, slowly eating away at the Palestinian territory.

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