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Reply To: Have you ever been told that supporting Israel prevents you from supporting Palestinians? After taking this course, how would you go about responding to false accusations like this?

Katelyn Hernandez

Hey everybody,
I have been told that there is no opportunity for a two-state solution and that I have a clear bias toward being pro-Israel. Because my introductions to the pro-Israel sphere were through Gators for Israel and AIPAC I think that on-campus there wasn’t any major pushback until I rose to a position of authority in Gators for Israel. In this role, people assumed I didn’t care for Palestinians and had blind support for Israel. I think the biggest advantage to having spent so much time in this advocacy space is being able to effectively talk about the difference between the Palestinian people and their welfare and the political leadership of the Palestinian territories. That is the biggest point that I would address.