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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?

Lillian Gillespie

Jacqueline, it is so refreshing to hear that your professor encouraged you to find out your position for yourself. I had a Jewish professor who intimated that Israel is a colonizing state and that she was not a Zionist. I have heard the argument that you can be anti-Zionist and not anti-Semitic, but I find that extremely hard to wrap my head around. I completely agree with your assessment that Christians cannot be neutral in this conflict. The position that both peoples are deserving of self-determination and rights should not be controversial and somehow it is made so. I also think it is easy to see, especially after this course, the special friendship between Christians and Jews.