Deeply caught up in analysing Israeli and Palestinian discourse, one thought keeps coming back to me: Everybody wants to be seen, to be acknowledged, to be taken seriously, and unless he is, conflict remains probable and prone to expansion. What it seems to be boiling down to is this: Unless you acknowledge my pain, my worth, my right to be treated humanely, there will never be trust. And without trust, how can we respect each other? Without trust, how can we live side by side? Without trust, how can I teach my children that there is no difference in being this or that, that we are all human, above all?