| https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/24/yuval-noah-harari-backs-critique-of-leftist-indifference-to-hamas-atrocities | Yuval Noah Harari backs critique of leftist ‘indifference’ to Hamas atrocities |
[…] “there is no contradiction between staunchly opposing the Israeli subjugation and occupation of Palestinians and unequivocally condemning brutal acts of violence against innocent civilians. In fact, every consistent leftist must hold both positions simultaneously.” |
Absolutely fair point, but “leftists” aren’t, for the most part, supporting Hamas, but condemning bad actions on the part of the people who are supposedly ‘the good guys.’ “Leftists” didn’t build a huge city-size ghetto, build a wall around it, and trap 2 million people inside. “Leftists” didn’t run global smear and silence campaigns against anyone calling for introspection and reason. “Leftists” didn’t practice systemic ethnic cleansing in the West Bank for decades. “Leftists” didn’t kill over 5,000 people in the last couple of weeks and level entire neighborhoods. If you’re going with ‘leftists are the real problem’ then you might have bigger problems than Hamas at home. And a historian, of all people, should know that things like this don’t happen out of nowhere.