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Thanks so much for having a listen Dee Dee. I’ll check those links out 🙏

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It's almost impossible to have a 'good' conversation in public about Gaza, but I think that's the most informative and balanced discussion I've heard on this subject. Although you didn't really talk about surfing, or use it as a prism to view the conflict, I love the fact that you always find a really smart board-rider (who is doing important work in the field), to discuss the nuance and detail. I love Jeff Spicolli but it's reassuring how many really intelligent people there are who bust the stereotype.

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Thanks a lot for that comment Tim.

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That was a great conversation. Interesting how we can establish a parallel between what Matt considers to be a lack of historical knowledge of Israelis and Palestinian about their conflict counterparts, and the rest of world that putting their opinions in the social media arenas. But it can be also interesting to note and think about the actual importance of history when it comes to decide what the future could look like for these people.

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Thanks for listening so carefully Felipe, and for the thoughtful comment. Could you expand upon your second point a little, just so I’m sure I completely understand?

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It's complex..I would have more questions than answers.

People use historical facts to pick sides, but, what is net value of using this approach to really find a solution and bring people together? Matt spoke about how educating people (about their rivals) could help, but that is almost an impossible endeavor.

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Hi Matt! Just listened to the whole talk, I haven’t been able to keep up with looking sideways for the past couple of months because I’m a organizer around Palestine and one of the few prominent ones in my city around October so I’ve been unbelievably busy for the past couple of months. I enjoyed this talk although there are several points on which i disagree with Matt on in the current climate they’re all trivial as we both want end to the bombings of Gaza and for the right of return for all Palestinian people. I really appreciate Matt stressing the history because people do need to read and understand more of the history on the israeli occupation of Palestine and it does start in 1948 not 1967 or October 7th or October 10th. Definitely agree that people need to read more I would love to give out some book recommendations to anyone interested!!

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Thanks so much for listening and for the message. And yes please to book recommendations! I’d love to find out more.

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Just spitballing off the top of my head but

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi is a pretty comprehensive yet also digestable history.

The Trinity of Fundementals by Wissam Rafeedie, an autofiction recollection of Wissam's experience as a political prisoner and also as someone hiding from the IOF within Palestine.

As an architecture student I'd be remiss to not also reccommend a Civilian Occupation and Hollow Land (Hollow land is denser and a slower read in my opinion) both by Eyal Weizman, an israeli architect who is an amazing advocate for Palestinian self determination.

Lastly Weaponized Architecture by Leopold Lambert is amazing as well

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Master of your craft Matt 🙌🏼

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That is extremely kind 🙏

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Great listen! We shared it on our page as well. We particularly appreciate your closing remarks about how to look to other more informed sources for information on topics like this. We learned a lot in this, and appreciate the content!🧦

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Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you got something out of the episode

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One of the absolute best explainers of the situation, from an actual relatively unbiased expert - something the media seems to have in short supply. Thank you, Matt, as ever for what you do.

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Really enjoyed this Matt. I shy away from most media and especially the mainstream so have to get my information elsewhere. This was extremely informative and gave me a good idea about the troubles without having to talk to someone about it who’s already taken a side. Keep up the good work.

Andy Parrini

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Hey Andy! Actually thought of you the other day as I was at the Rond-point with Chris and remembering those old seasons. Thanks for checking this one out, glad you got something from it

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Can you believe that I still do the uniforms for the Ronnie?! I’m always popping in to see them when I’m around the alps, great memories of a simpler time. We’re long overdue a catch up!

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