The Wrong Story

Sadler in his article attempts to reframe the conversation about the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel—a conflict that has left many people feeling angry and frustrated. Despite the urgency of the situation, the global community has done little to end the conflict once and for all. This is not a forever conflict, and it is not a religious or historical battle. It is a result of European colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries and a strategy of pitting people against each other to make them easier to control. Both sides have been told different “wrong stories” to demonize the other, but they are really just brothers. Sadler’s article narrates the conflict through the story of two brothers who follow a similar path to Palestine and Israel and are eventually able to realize their commonalities.

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