Our maiden voyage! And what better way to kick off a new podcast than talk about something as light and breezy as the Israel Palestine issue.
Join us as we discuss a news article about the horrors of daily life in Gaza, and use it to zoom out a bit on what is going on in this little slver of the Middle East. Our thoughts on the infamous Israel Palestine Issue, being two people living over the Green Line, are not what you’d expect. And in all likelihood, not what you’d agree with. That’s how we like it.
The Israel Palestine Issue
For those of you with your heads in the sand, Israel Palestine is the issue you can never quite get away from. Two peoples with ties to one land is a recipe for utter madness. When narratives clash, you are left with an intractable problem. And perhaps there is no problem in the world quite like Israel Palestine. Because everyone, and this is no exaggeration, EVERYONE wants to solve this problem.
People take sides when it comes to Israel Palestine. It’s like a sports game. You pick a team to root for, cheer them on, hate the other team. Unfortunately, none of the fans involved seem to care what the teams think. And this is a big part of the problem.
What We Hope To Accomplish
Holy Madness shies away from the hot take phenomenon. We aren’t interested in telling you what to think. Heaven knows the Israel Palestine issue is nearly one hundred years old, and no one is going to convince you of their position being superior to yours. We utilize our unique perspective of actually living here in explaining the issues best we can. Our hope is to give you a vision you may not have, and if we succeed, the knowledge gained may change what you see. Or at least, the way you see it. And if you don’t, well, no worries there.
Believe it or not, this episode was recorded on a cell phone. You’ll probably believe it when you hear the sound quality. As the Talmud says, all beginnings are difficult…
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The article about Gaza discussed in the podcast is available here.