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Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, appears bent on destroying all that was accomplished before his ascension to power. And Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, has proven unable or unwilling to put an end to Palestinian terror and violence.

"We must not give up hope," says Sa’id, who is currently working at the Har Homa residential development in East Jerusalem.

The Israeli decision last February to build on the vacant hilltop (which the Palestinians still refer to as Jabal Abu Ghneim) made world headlines because it was seen as an attempt to create facts on the ground in advance of final status negotiations during which tissues such as the question of Jerusalem are slated to be discussed--both sides claim it as their capitol.

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