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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?

Sarah Valdez

Yes, as a person who has supported Israel and will continue to do so, it is very hard to hear that it would in some way prevent me from supporting the Palestines. I support people as people not where they come from or what they identify as. I believe as a Christian I should love everyone as Christ loves. In this particular course, I do appreciate the aspects that were discussed and the perspective of being compassionate toward both sides. It is a very complicated issue but knowing where the root of things started makes all the difference. Within the last few years I have lost friends over my political, faith and personal beliefs so responding to false accusations has been unfortunately a common occurrence. I know that deep down there is a person in search for the truth and with this I would offer a discussion to take place. I don’t think that forcing my opinion or belief helps at all, but asking the right questions and even digging deeper would present an opportunity to consider sides.