MOMlitics with Rebecca Sheehan
MOMlitics with Rebecca Sheehan
#204: The Danger of Indifference
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#204: The Danger of Indifference

Why every American should care about the Middle East conflict - and support Israel.
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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.” - Elie Wiesel

In this episode of MOMlitics, Rebecca delves into the aftermath of the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel with Lane Koch, a political advisor who specializes in grassroots campaigns.

As someone with expertise in messaging and the organic circulation of information, Lane talks about the spread: the spread of misinformation (e.g. the idea that supporting Palestinians equates to supporting Hamas), along with growing antisemitism and propaganda. She then discusses how and why this detrimental and dangerous content is so easily spread, and how we can discern fact from fiction.

Other episode topics include where to find legitimate information on the Israel-Hamas war,  what Americans can do to make a difference, and why every American should care. Lane also advises parents how to discuss the situation in the Middle East with children.

Resources mentioned in episode:

Books:

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

A History of the Modern Middle East by William Cleveland and Martin Bunton

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict by Benny Morris

Instagram:

@just.chi.talks

@stop_antisemitism

@jewishoncampus

@jewishbreakingnews - also good resource for places to donate

@standwithus - IDF

@onthisdayinjewishhistory

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MOMlitics with Rebecca Sheehan
MOMlitics with Rebecca Sheehan
MOMlitics aims to keep parents informed on hot-button issues impacting American families - particularly topics that the mainstream media loves to avoid. Rebecca combines her journalistic background, empathy and tact - plus her passion for bridging America’s divide - to cover provocative topics in a straightforward and palatable way. So if you want to stay informed at the intersection of parenting and politics, without the negativity and incendiary commentary, you're in the right place!
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