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Understanding the Middle East requires 'knowing the difference between Shalom and Salam'

(JNS) - Harold Rhode has a PhD in Ottoman history and lived for years in the Muslim world. He served as an adviser on the Islamic world to the U.S. Department of Defense for 28 years. I recently had the opportunity to speak with him.

Q: Do all of the signatories to the Abraham Accords, Arabs and Israelis, see the Abraham Accords the same way?

A: We Jews want people to love us. And the peace we're looking for is that you'll stop fighting, and we'll stop fighting, and everyone will live together in peace. But the Muslims do not have a concept like that. They won't stop until the whole world will...


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