"Agreement reached" in peace talks simulated by Israeli, Palestinian children. (Xinhua Photo)
JERUSALEM, March 5 (Xinhua) -- On a sunny afternoon in central Israel, tens of Israeli, Palestinian students filled a small library and engaged in a passionate debate in a simulation of peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
Arabic, English and Hebrew were heard across the room as the teens were on a deadline. They had 24 hours of simulation peace talks and at the end of them their task was to forge an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.
Scores of diplomats and politicians worldwide have yet to find a solution to the conflict. The kids did.
As the clock was ticking, over 70 students of the Eastern Mediterranean International Boarding School (EMIS), Israelis, Palestinians and other nationals were divided into three groups. They reached three different agreements.
"There's no way a solution is going to be perfect," yelled one student at the other, as they discussed the most complex issues of the decades old conflict.
They dealt with economic cooperation, the language used in classroom textbooks, who will man checkpoints, the fate of Palestinian refugees and many other aspects of daily life in the region.
During their deliberations, the groups handled the most complex of issues and went into great detail.
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