I side with humanity

Matthew Arnold Stern
2 min readOct 14, 2023
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You would think an American Jew with relatives in Israel would be the first to have Israeli flags and “I stand with Israel” all over my social media. But I know the history, and I’ve talked with Palestinians and Israelis. It’s a complex problem with a long history, and it can’t be reduced to memes and simple narratives.

It also can’t be discussed in detailed, nuanced terms at this moment. Even the slightest hint this crisis…

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Matthew Arnold Stern

A novelist and award-winning public speaker and technical writer. My novels Amiga and The Remainders are available now.