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To make any really solid progress in the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, one component just has to be removed from all negotiations, talks, get-togethers and whatever else might be deemed pertinent.

This is generally referred to as ‘The Blame Game.’ and it has long been established as the single, most destructive factor of the many that have played their part in ruining every peace discussion on record, dating back as far as the very first one.

But what if this culture of blame could be successfully diverted away from its primary target and, henceforth, was confined to a much more specific role, one in which its connotations, normally somewhat negative, could be molded into giving a performance far greater that anything hitherto imagined? – ‘for those of us with better things to do.’

Let the ‘blame game’ commence – just keep it focused on where it should all be taking place from now on.