Israel & Gaza: talking across the divide.
After a week of renewed violence in Israel and Gaza -- hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel; more than 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli military action in Gaza -- there are more people asking: Why don't they just talk to each other? A recent Israeli opinion poll suggested that two-thirds of Israelis would favour direct talks with the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas, if it led to a lasting ceasefire, and there are some people already talking, albeit at an unofficial level. An Israeli and a Palestinian -- calling themselves Peace Man and Hope Man -- are talking via their joint blog Life must go on in Gaza and Sderot.
You can hear them talking to each other here.