‘Bothsidesism’ About Hamas Is a Moral Failure

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2023
From The Center
Religion and Faith, Palestine, Israel, Israel Hamas Violence
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Sometimes certain moments in history reveal in minutes what was concealed for decades. And sometimes those moments of revelation come with hearing oneself say the words, “Yes, but …” or “But what about …”

The aftermath of the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel is not one of those times. In this case, saying who is to blame—and who is not—is not factually or morally difficult at all.

“Bothsidesism” is an imprecise label, much like deconstruction or evangelicalism. There are several senses in which an appeal to “both sides” of the reality here are...

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