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Special Podcast: Retrospective on Hamas and Israel

By IQ2US Staff — July 11, 2014

Rising tensions between Israel and Hamas have come to a head this week with a dramatic eruption of conflict along the Gaza strip, making a debate we held back in 2006, less than a year after Hamas won a majority vote in the Palestinian parliament, all the more relevant today.

The motion being debated that night was: A Democratically Elected Hamas Is Still A Terrorist Organization. The debate, held in front of a live audience in New York City, lasted well over an hour. We’ve culled a sample from each teams’ opening statements to give you a sense of their core arguments.

 

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  • Comment Link John Hurd Monday, 04 August 2014 20:09 posted by John Hurd

    Muslims kill dozens (or hundreds) of themselves every year. Don't believe it? Google and you shall find. Thousands of Muslims crowd in so hard to throw things at some representation of the Devil and Muslims gets crushed to death. These stories have appeared in the media. You can find them. If people are dumb enough to keep doing the thing that predictably will kill some of them, what can you say? You don't hear about demonstrations protesting this Muslim practice.

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