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What to do about orchestrated email campaigns

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b500

Rx for Feuds

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an intractable feud impervious to negotiation
and in need of a new perspective. I propose that we eschew the polarizing,
stigmatizing rhetoric, and instead redefine this conflict as a humanitarian
health crisis based on dehydration, hunger, and addiction, all of which
aggravate conflict by making people frustrated, angry, and violent. To stop a
feud, change the food.

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10 March 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA