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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?

Angela Lingg

Cara – I think you are right that in American culture we try to boil complex issues into either “for” or “against”. Sometimes it is that simple – such as on stark moral issues where the Bible makes it clear that this or that is a sin. But most of the times the issues we are grappling with fall in a gray area. Even as we consider the Israel-Palestine conflict we have to recognize the sin, greed and hatred that led to this conflict in the past. The question are you pro-Israel or pro-Palestine leaves little room for fully discussing and understanding the issue. This black and white mentality has led to many passionate yet misinformed people.