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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?

Max Prowant

Every March or so at the University of Texas, a pro-Israel student group throws a large event celebrating Israeli culture and relations with the United States. At the same time, every year, a larger group of students gathers in the name of the Palestinians to protest the event, to remind the rest of us that Israel is an “apartheid state.” Their slogans grow more virulent every year. This past March, one enthusiast carried a sign that read “to support Israel is to support a new Holocaust.” To these sorts, really nothing in public can be said to sway their opinions. They’ve been red pilled it seems. Speaking with less ardent believers, however, I would gently remind them of the origins of Israel. Most forget that the Nazis were not the first in Christian Europe to persecute the Jews, but only the most dramatic. A simple reminder of history, shorn of theological arguments which will do little to sway secularists in the West who support Palestine, may help do the trick.