Just after 9/11, long before Hamas took power in Gaza, a media consultant was hired by a Jewish organization to discuss problems with Israel’s image in the world. The consultant began his talk holding up a photo of a Palestinian man holding a dead baby in his arms.
Fast forward to the present. While we know there is another side to the story, no matter how hard we try to explain it, the photos and video from Gaza this summer make it difficult to even have a rational conversation about the conflict – not just with the expected critics, but with so many people we come into contact with as we go about our lives. [Read more…]