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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?

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Daniel Saba
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Hi Josue,

Advocacy of pro-Palestinian causes from a pro-Israel platform is probably the most effective thing an American can do if they are actually care about helping to create positive outcomes. Often, the paradigm insisted upon does not seem to allow for this. Personally, I believe that positive Christian engagement in the Middle East revolves around us insisting upon the paradigm shift necessary to make clear that such advocacy is not a contradiction (NOTE: I am not saying this is exclusively a Christian role).

Unfortunately, current events seem to be working against this paradigm shift, but the Middle East is always full of surprises.