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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

Hi Sarah, I enjoyed your framing that in the States we are either pro-this or against-this and agree with the statement. I think a lot of it could stem from our two party political system, however, I suspect there are many more underlying factors. Regardless, we as American’s and western society in general struggle with ambiguity and desire things to be black and white i.e. pro-this or anti-that. This mindset leaves little space for complex issues as you say, or paradoxes – and getting to the humanity of both people as you mention is beneficial. I really liked your closing line – that it’s our responsibility as Christians to display the love of Christ to both groups – there’s a lot of power there and recognition of each groups humanity and inherent human rights.