There was a time when American Jews had a clear, idealised dream for Israel. They are still strongly emotionally attached to Israel, but many have a hard time reconciling their politics with 50 years of brutal occupation in Palestinian territories.
The Israeli-Arab war not only marks the loss of land and freedom for Palestinians, but it marks a collective trauma that has shaped the entire region's psyche until today.
Palestinians are still paying the price for the collective failure of the Arab nations in the 1967 war against Israel. Mistakes made in the past are being repeated today, and it has left the Palestinians further from a just solution.
Israel celebrates the Six-Day War as the unification of East and West Jerusalem. Palestinians see it as a theft of their land and a gradual effort by Israelis to expand their country, leaving little to no room for a Palestinian state.
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