Since we humans cannot live without a set of “working beliefs,” let me propose the following, most basic belief I think the vast majority of humans will/do agree to: We are all first human, then secondarily Jew, Muslim, White, Black, Chinese,… whatever. Or, to simplify, We are all first human, then whatever. I’d even go so far to say that the statement is more than a belief, but a fact, the only basic fact we humans can resort to in solving conflict, and all successful legal systems must rely on such a fact.
From my own observations of human history, it seems that whenever somebody loses sight of this basic truth, there’s trouble, killing, mayhem, etc. In fact, I submit that at the root of the vast majority of conflicts in the world, at least one of the conflicted parties has lost sight of that truth.
In the conflict at hand, I’d say that the Zionists are not acting in conformity to that fact, whereas the Palestinians have a greater stake in acting in a conformal way to that fact. When Farah says, “Are you willing today to go for a solution that realizes both of our needs for self-determination or not?,” he is leaning on that fact. If you read between the lines of the Audience Member, you get the idea he cannot see to the depth that fact requires.