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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?

Kacie Marks

Hi John, I enjoyed reading your post. I appreciate that you responded to false accusations by simply asking questions. It is a disarming approach because it shows the other individual that you want to understand their point of view and are open to learning. Jesus often responded to people by asking them questions and encouraging them to think about something in a new way. Sometimes it is easy to feel pressured to know exactly what to say to defend the Jewish people and show love/respect for both Israel and Palestine, but I think being quick to listen and slow to speak is the best method. The manner in which we respond is just as powerful as the words we use!