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Knowing the ‘Other’

An essential pre-requisite for solving a conflict is knowing who your apparent opponents are and in order to attain that knowledge there is no adequate substitute for meeting face to face and being totally open to listening to the other side as much as – or even more than – pronouncing one’s own opinions.

It is only by knowing how the other side feels and what is the basis for those feelings, that one can begin to understand not only the position of the other, but also the way in which one’s own essentially differs.

Click here to continue reading article from Alice Shalvi, PhD, Founding Chairwoman, Israel Women’s Network, Professor Emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and 2007 Israel Prize Laureate.

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