Debating Gaza in Trinity

“I tagged along to a debate last night at the Philosophical society in Trinity College Dublin. The motion in front of the house was that This house believes that Israeli actions in Gaza have been just and proportionate. It was good craic, I had a bit of a laugh, I met some interesting people and managed to scam two free beers out of the ‘Phil’ by pretending to be a student but I left as sure as I ever have been that the Israel Palestine debate in this country is in dire straits … My problem is this. Here were three articulate well meaning and reasonable men, all of whom believe in a two state solution with a secure Israel and a viable Palestine. Surely such a debate should produce some enlightening conclusions. Unfortunately not …” (more)

[Gubu-World, 6 February]

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