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All Eyes on Rafah

The whole world watches Israel’s next moves in Gaza, particularly on social media where images of civilian suffering and desolation abound. A discussion with Rabbi Shlomo Brody.

The 'All Eyes on Rafah' AI graphic that has gone viral on Instagram is superimposed on a real-life scene as Palestinians packed up tents in Rafah following an Israeli bombing in the area, May 28, 2024. (Jehad Alshrafi/Anadolu via Getty Images/ via JTA)
The 'All Eyes on Rafah' AI graphic that has gone viral on Instagram is superimposed on a real-life scene as Palestinians packed up tents in Rafah following an Israeli bombing in the area, May 28, 2024. (Jehad Alshrafi/Anadolu via Getty Images/ via JTA)

The whole world is watching Israel’s next moves in Gaza, particularly on the amplified information battleground of social media where images of civilian suffering and desolation abound. What is the ethical calculus at play for the IDF in continuing to conduct this war?

In this episode, Yehuda Kurtzer speaks to writer and philosopher Rabbi Shlomo Brody about the conflicting moral imperatives at play in Israel’s war with Hamas, social media during the fog of war, and where the Israeli perspective diverges from that of Jews in North America.

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