I had a lot of flak for disagreeing with Sam Harris over the treatment of Palestinians. I think people simply bought too much into the simple view of the issue of Israel vs. Palestine and rather than listening to the Israelis and Palestinians and paying actual attention to the situation, people are more likely to listen to the hearsay and gossip. Hence atheists LOVE that conflict in demonstrating the folly of Zionism or the folly of Islamic Fundamentalism without realising what the situation is. I am kind of expecting more from this.
Harris and Condell are two such figures whose blind support of Israel covers up the damage that Israel has caused while ignoring the people who have paid the price the most.
Sam Harris and Bill Maher both took on Ben Affleck over ISIL and Iraq quite recently. [Read more...]