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A Collection of Narratives on the Israel-Hamas War

A Collection of Narratives on the Israel-Hamas War

Plus: What did you learn from the 9/11 attacks and America’s responses to it? Marcus Yam / LA Times / Getty October 19, 2023, 4:03 PM ET Welcome to Up for Debate. Each week, Conor Friedersdorf rounds up timely conversations and solicits reader responses to one thought-provoking question. Later, he publishes some thoughtful replies. Sign up for the newsletter here. Question of the Week Many observers are characterizing the recent attack on Israel as that country’s 9/11. On reflection, what did you learn from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and America’s responses to it? Send your responses to [email protected] or simply reply to this email. Conversations of Note Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Gaza, and related subjects are far too complex to tackle comprehensively here. So I have tried, this week, to present a range of narratives about Hamas’s attacks and how Israel is responding, if only to underscore how differently the conflict is understood by different people. My colleague Graeme Wood, who traveled to Jerusalem, described what he found to Radio Atlantic host Hanna Rosin: …