Lets start with some good news:
The shared genetic heritage of Jews and Palestinians
By Tom Rees
January 20, 2009
Jews Are The Genetic Brothers Of Palestinians, Syrians, And Lebanese
May 9, 2000
Israeli-Palestinian genetic research project advanced by US donation
February 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 1
Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes.
Hammer MF, Redd AJ, Wood ET, Bonner MR, Jarjanazi H, Karafet T, Santachiara-Benerecetti S, Oppenheim A, Jobling MA, Jenkins T, Ostrer H, Bonne-Tamir B.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Jun 6;97(12):6769-74.
Haber M, Gauguier D, Youhanna S, Patterson N, Moorjani P, et al. (2013) Genome-Wide Diversity in the Levant Reveals Recent Structuring by Culture. PLoS Genet 9(2): e1003316. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003316
Trauma is Ubiquitous
Attachment to land- The case of the land of Israel for American and Israeli Jews and the role of contagion
Paul Rozin and Sharon WolfJudgment and Decision Making, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2008, pp. 325–334
Between Human Rights and Hope — What Israelis Might Learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Process in South Africa.
International Review of Victimology. January 2010 vol. 17 no. 1 31-48
Teaching Hate and Bias
Academic Study Weakens Israeli Claim That Palestinian School Texts Teach Hate
By Isabel Kershner
NYTimes, February 3, 2013
Using human figure drawing as a tool for examining self-perception and emotional attitudes among Jewish and Arab children in Israel
Lipschitz-Elhawi Racheli, Yedidya Tova
International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Volume 35, Issue 5, September 2011, Pages 567–579
The study examined ingroup and outgroup perceptions among Jewish and Arab children in Israel. The sample comprised 191 children aged 10–12, 131 Jewish and 60 Arab participants who live in a mixed city. The main instrument used to examine the children's perceptions was a multidimensional analysis of Jewish and Arab figures drawn by the participants, as well as a questionnaire relating to the drawn figures. The findings revealed that, even though they lived in a mixed city and studied in the same classes, the Jewish children differentiated between the figures and overwhelmingly preferred Jewish figures to Arab figures. Moreover, they revealed negative stereotypes and expressed aggression in drawings of Arab figures. In contrast, among the Arab participants, the findings were inconsistent. In most of the variables, they did not distinguish between the various figures. However, in the quality variables, they tended to prefer figures of their own nationality and rejected Jewish figures. The findings are discussed in relation to the context of the residential environment (a mixed city), majority-minority status, and the Israeli-Arab conflict.