Common Grounds Between Arabs and Jews: Introduction II: Rhetoric and non-Rhetoric

Common Grounds between ARABS AND JEWS: Introduction II:Rhetoric and non-Rhetoric

Hasan Yahya, Ph.ds


Rhetoric Comment

Assumptions of Common grounds

All will have the dice and die

Each have a price

Both illegally Deaf or blind

Arabs, Muslims and Jews

Christians, Bodhists and

Atheist another thrice!

No one will live and forever


It’s guaranteed twice

On Earth, or can guaranteed


Listen both of you

Zionism and Hamas

YOU … You Both are not…… Monkeys?

In history or may be not … Mice?

The solution is possible,

It should be in your minds!

(The Author)

 Rational non-Rhetoric


Away from above rhetoric poem about monkeys and Mice, and irrational emotional decisions and promotions, the author brings his life experience and educational background to solve the one hundred year conflict between Jews and Palestinian Arabs over Palestine. Taking into consideration the cycle of history, evolutionist theory and common sense perceptions the book provides an idea to be seriously thought and practiced among Palestinians and Israelis alike.

Reciprocal recognition of human rights for both Arab (Muslims and non-Muslims) and Jews in Palestine taking into account and consideration the following factors under certain assumptions of knowledge leads to understanding, then appreciation, and finaly lead to compromising.


Both groups are humans equal in human right standards.

Both Israeli and Palestinian people cherish peaceful life which can be achieved by the law of wisdom survival between them.

No doubt that both have historical wisdom to survive into modern times.

Both have a supreme objective which is to peacefully and freely practice their beliefs in their independent states. Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


Both came from one aroma started from Adam and Eve and later Abraham.

Both are Semite people.

Both peoples have one Holy Father, Abraham.

Both belong to common space and time through history-Palestine. Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


God is One among Jews and Arab Palestinians.

Respect on ones God determines respect of others’ God and belief practices.

Some may convert or create their own religion.

No one can tell how future religions and beliefs may look like.

Keep it for the new generations to decide if they wanted to stick with wisdom survival between the two groups and have freely decide their adapted beliefs. Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


Great Story


Both peoples have common history in Religious books. The Old Testaments and Jesus history from Abraham to modern times to be recognized equally as great past shared by both Arab Palestinians and Jews.

Future history is what is necessary for both to create together as neighbors participating in planned modern civilization. Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?

Conflict commonality: Palestinians are connected with Jews, in conflict over land in the last one hundred years, and vise versa. No part exist without the other part. Your destiny is to live together not to die.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?

Taking into account that land does not belong to one people alone in terms of time and space. Land, in fact belongs to those who reside over it in time and space, use it, cultivate it, and live over it. Therefore, both have the right to live and survive on the land belongs to them. Soon, all will pass away.

Are you legally blind or legally deaf to see and hear and think?

The offspring of both will have different mentalities colored with more common interest. The new generations among Jews and Arab Palestinians, will be more mixed of both Arabic and Jewish culture distinguished by certain characteristics not totally Jewish nor Arabic. Flexibility of joining hearts with minds should lead the future not otherwise. A new product developed through social interactions, and hate and love emotions. Land or state may become a member of federal united state includes both.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?

No one can tell the future shape of states, but it can be projected. But it will not be identical to the past or the present. Wisdom to live in harmony remains to create attitudes of surviving compromise.

World nations, strong and weak have to come to common grounds to live in peace and harmony. Jews and Arab Palestinians are included.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


Both Arabs and Israelis have common interest to survive.

Such interest have to be superior over any other interests.

Interests can be promoted by the same four factors of survival of wisdom to continue surviving.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


Cultures can be diffused and changed through time.

Culture of tomorrow will be different from culture of yesterday and today. The new generations will create and accept their own culture diffused from both culture to the new one shaped by the living people through appreciation and mutual respect and understanding.

This does not omit one group culture by force, but cultural adaptability for the new culture will be made by choice.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


To know a second language in each state is a must to know, to understand, to appreciate, and to compromise survival of wisdom among each other. Educational institutions should take this factor as a common ground for the future. In both Israeli and Palestinian state to promote this wisdom survival to live together in peace.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?

image001Moral standards

Religions principles have to promote respect and unselfishness according the wisdom survival.

New moral standards have to be promoted according to Crescentology principles made by the author. Both have to try it and apply it.

Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?


The above Factors constitute the Wisdom survival among Arab Palestinians and Jews and can be practiced by the model of Crescentology or Theory C. of Conflict Management application for future cultural normalization. How that can be? Look around and use your minds and hearts.

Again and again: Are you illegally blind or deaf to see and hear and think?

I think, you are the opposite, both of you are legally deaf, legally blind thinkers! Which I believe, is worse.

From: the Author’s book: Arab Palestinians and Jews: Sociological Approach, Books on Demand. Amazon. (2008)


About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: Thank you!
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