Bernard Stanford
Guest Columnist
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STANFORD, DEUTCH: Two states, many sides

Few skills are more difficult to master than having real conversations about divisive topics. It seems easy in your head; you know what’s right, so all you have to do is articulate it clearly (perhaps loudly) enough for your interlocutor to grasp. But the more you care about the topic, the more forcefully you try to voice your opinions, and the less likely you are to change anybody’s mind.

STANFORD: Fighting publicides

In the past two weeks, two horrific public shooting incidents have occurred; it is no wonder that America’s political eye has turned towards mass shootings. […]

STANFORD: Remembering Rabin’s spirit

On Nov. 4, 1995, 20 years ago today, former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot twice in the back with hollow-point rounds from a Beretta 84F semi-automatic pistol. Within minutes, the man whose personal history paralleled the development of Israel itself had ended.

STANFORD: A lack of leadership

Worldwide supporters of Palestinian resistance, including those at Yale, need to make sure their message excludes violence, and be sure to condemn violent actions when they occur, rather than waiting to condemn an Israeli response.