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After endless cycles of violence followed by periods of tense peace, Israelis and Palestinians and much of the rest of the world wonder if there can ever be a lasting peace. I sat down with David Grossman to get his views about that. He's an acclaimed author and peace activist. His books have been translated into 40 languages and include "To the End of the Land" and "Falling out of Time." Here's what he had to say about the prospects for peace, the weakness of Israel's peace camp and some surprising words of support for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
What do you think about what' David's thoughts?
Hamas Spokesman Osama Hamdan tells me that his group doesn't reject any mediation effort by any country and that they are now working on getting a new ceasefire agreement that meets the demands of the group.
Naftali Bennett is Israel's Minister of Economy. He's also the leader of the right-wing political party "The Jewish Home." He's been rather outspoke on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the past and I wanted to see what he has to say about what is happening on the ground right now.