Gazing At Gaza: A Conversation With Sam Harris

This is great discussion!

I read Andrew for more than a year now, and he is mostly level headed, inquisitive journalist. I like him a lot. I am Dish subscriber. But in this discussion, one can easily see how, Sam exposes the double standard we all, and specifically Andrew, have about Israel. No amount of explanation of life under daily assault for years, or suicide bombings and what had to be done to prevent it, does not come in comparing with awful life of Palestinians,
because “Jews chose to be there, and Palestinians were forced, and by Jews.”
People still can not get over the fact that Israel is here to stay same way as, idk, Sweden.
It will not go away no matter what you think of decisions that brought people there in the first place. Once Andrew will accept it, that Israel is here and forever, and have same rights as other countries,
I believe, it will be easier to accept what Israel needs to do to survive and secure normalcy for citizens.

The Dish

Israeli attack kills Palestinian kid in Jabalia Camp

As promised, the edited transcript of an August 6 telephone conversation. I’ll now go back to vacation mode – so I’ll deal with whatever dissents and comments when I’m back next month.

Harris: First, Andrew, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. As you know, this began with a blog post I wrote to which you responded. I don’t want to focus too much on those articles – readers who want to do their homework can go back and see what we said. However, I want to begin by acknowledging that certain topics are simply radioactive. It seems to me that one can’t make sense about them fast enough to defuse the bomb that is set to go off in the reader’s brain when one fails to align with his or her every prejudice.

Unfortunately, this is true of many topics I’ve…

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