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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?

Rhya Stepanova

Clara, I too grew-up in the time of terrorism and the idea that all Arabs were the bad guys. It is very interesting to see how times have changed and I remember the first time I came across an Arab support group. It seemed odd. Since then, as a Holocaust and Genocide Studies student, I have looked further at both sides of the conflict and further understand the grayness in which you refer. A point that the Pathfinder course makes that stays with me is that to choose a side, one must do so with discernment, evaluating both sides of the conflict, but also that choosing a side does not mean that you have to agree with everything.