Perhaps one of the key reasons behind current tensions is the prevalent misconception of the word negotiation. Negotiation between opponents is not a cession, negotiation is a dialogue between two or more parties intended to reach a beneficial outcome that is satisfactory for all parties involved and it can either end in success or failure.
Late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat seen addressing parliament on Nov. 9, 1977. (Reuters)
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the media as he meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York. (AP)
Two boys carry pictures of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, left, and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, right, as thousands of Hezbollah supporters gather in Bint Jbeil, Lebanon on Oct. 14, 2010. (AP)