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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?

Tanner Hauck

Hey Benjamin, enjoy your insight in the first few sentences. By zooming out and shedding light on the external pressure from Arab neighbors would be highly effective. I also enjoyed your framing that both Israeli’s and Palestinian’s want the same thing – autonomy, security, prosperity, etc – this goes a long way in humanizing both sides involved in this conflict. Lastly, I might add that speaking to the average Israeli’s and Palestinian’s wants is a great way to cut through the politically charged noise and voices of extremists that are often publicized.