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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?

Robert Burkett

Thank you for sharing this perspective. It is sad that in the United States there is a whole ecosystem of political information created based on an “us or them” mentality created by our two-party system. I have similarly heard few organizations, if any, provide a balanced perspective from both the Israel and Palestine side and call for a mutually beneficial resolution for both groups. Most lack an understanding of how complex the situation is and how closely the people are living alongside one another. I also agree that at the end of the day, the easiest way to determine the truth of the matter would be to visit Palestine and Israel and listen to the firsthand perspectives of both groups to gain a better understanding of the situation and discern how best to improve the situation from there.