The world is neither black nor white

I am tired of the fact that the vast majority of the opinionated reporting on the situation in Gaza portrays it as a simple good vs evil fight, with the roles of good and evil cast predictably by the writers political affiliation.

Reality is not usually that simple and the situation in Israel and Gaza definitely is not. The history between the Palestinians and the Israelis is long and complicated. The current political realities of the situation are also complicated and the correct course of action is often not known. Which means the simplistic viewpoint of good vs evil is not only inaccurate, but also unhelpful.

What does it say about us if we are incapable of discussing such a complicated issue with the nuance that such complexity makes inevitable?

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