Why Sam Harris Sides with Israel over Hamas

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In a remarkable article and podcast, Sam Harris explains why he sides with Israel over Hamas. Among other things, Harris notes, “The charter of Hamas is explicitly genocidal.” He further points out that, while Hamas intentionally tries to kill Israelis and Palestinians alike, Israel tries to minimize civilian casualties and, if it could, the nation’s residents would be more than happy to live in peace. Although not everything Harris writes makes sense—most prominently, he inappropriately blames Israel for civilian casualties that are necessitated by Hamas’s violence—overall his article is excellent.