Did Palestine Not Birth Hamas?

Podcast Oct 21, 2023

We're back with another episode of Real Clear Podcast. Today, we're diving into the President's State of the Union Address and unpacking some of the claims made about Hamas and the Palestinian people. Now, I have to say, I found it quite puzzling when the President stated that the actions of Hamas do not represent the Palestinian people. I mean, isn't Hamas the elected government of Palestine? It's a question that raises some uncomfortable truths about the complex dynamics at play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But hey, let's not shy away from the tough questions. We're here to dig deep and analyze the political landscape through a psychological lens.

As we reflect on the State of the Union Address, there were some valid points made, but the delivery left much to be desired. Let's face it, Joe Biden's age and health issues are becoming more apparent, and it's hard to feel confident in his leadership during times of global conflict. One statement that particularly struck me was the implication that Israel's actions against Hamas are driven by rage, rather than self-preservation. This not only undermines Israel's legitimate security concerns but also raises questions about the speechwriters' intentions. Are they trying to appeal to an anti-Semitic base? These are uncomfortable truths that we must confront if we want to have a meaningful discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the rise of anti-Semitism in America.

So, join me as we delve into these complex issues and strive for a deeper understanding of the political landscape through a psychological lens. Head over to realclearpodcast.com and subscribe to stay updated on our latest episodes. Let's keep the conversation going and work towards a more informed and empathetic society. Until next time, take care and be well.

The Real Clear Podcast with Dr Lucas Klein is the in-depth analysis and commentary on current political events through a psychological lens. The Real Clear podcast covers a wide range of topics, from the latest election results to policy debates, to exploring the impact of current events on the political landscape.

Cited in the episode:

To End Hamas Horrors, De-Nazify Palestinian Culture
From the blog of Henry Kopel at The Times of Israel
For American Jews, It’s Long Past Time to Recognize the Threat from the Left
From the blog of Henry Kopel at The Times of Israel
Intersectionality Devolves
Left-wing radicals have long supported the violent “decolonization” of Israel.