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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?


Considering my faith as a Christian, it has always been more easier to side with Israel than Palestine because Christians are more connected to Judaism than Islam, despite not understanding the genesis of the conflict. However, after my mind has been renewed through this Philo course, I’ve realized that all parties are created in God’s imagine, and the message of reconciliation must be key to resolving this conflict. Just because Palestinians have resoundingly rejected all forms of reconciliation and the West playing a neutral role in the process, it still doesn’t negate the fact that love and peace can still exist. Even if Christians would want to take a side with Israel, Jesus’ teachings mandates us to love our “enemy” and pray for those who persecute us. Are Palestinians our enemy? No! It’s not about who’s right/wrong but what can be done to resolve this situation.