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There are 5 comments on POV: When It Comes to Talking about Israel and Hamas, We Need to Take the Conversation Offline

  1. Look at the photo you begin your article with, it’s by itself an absolute misleading!
    It is one-side tell…Anyway the whole entire world now has realized that it is not a war against a party it is a genocide!

  2. Yes, please! Thank you for this very thoughtful and clearly communicated analysis. In order for the human race to survive, we have to have the discipline to resist taking the actions that unnecessarily divide us. There are so many entities that are motivated to divide people as a political strategy, on the international, national and local scales, and other entities that profit monetarily from manipulating us. Nationally, we are one year out from the 2024 election. Entitles are already working to sway our opinions and weaken their political opposition . Any grouping of us becomes dangerously powerless if it divides against itself.
    Fact finding would be such a valuable action to take at this time.

  3. Excellent article and I am a fan of the suggested initiatives. My comment relates to the notion of sharing forums. For 38 years, my husband, who has spent his career doing staff training for those who principally work with intellectually impaired adults (e.g., in group homes), has hosted a secular retreat each October for his colleagues. We rent a fantastic, large beach house at a beach in Maine for the weekend, and cook and eat all of our meals as a community. The purpose is to spend a weekend to promote “solidarity” in reflection on a topic, optionally sharing those reflections with the group (usually from 8 to about 16 attend). Topics have been “joy,” “marching to a different drummer,” “resilience,” and so forth – there are five hour-long reflection periods on a sub-question related to the topic, followed by gathering around the fireplace and sharing, if desired. The key point — and relevant to the idea of a forum for sharing — is that the ground rules forbid any interruption while a person is speaking, nor may another argue back regrading a prior reflection during their turn. It is extraordinary what this approach can yield. People are comfortable sharing honestly because they know that they will not be judged or shouted down. Many first-timers to the retreat are shocked to find that they truly listen, because they are not thinking about what they want to say in response or in argument. I am curious whether others have experienced this sort of format, and what their experiences are.

  4. What an excellent, well thought out article, Hailey! The unfortunate first comment proves your point.
    The echo chamber, indeed! There are two sides to all conflicts, and they must be discussed in a respectful, rational way. Your suggestions are excellent. Thank you!

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