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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?

James Diddams

Hello Harrison,

I appreciated your point that, since Christ came to save us all but came first through the Jews, that we have a duty both to support the Israelis in their quest for a safe, stable homeland, but also that that means working with Israel to ensure that the universalizing spirit of Christianity is applied to the Palestinians as well. Jewish people have a right to exist and that right cannot be exercised without the state of Israel, but once we accept the state of Israel’s existence as a fact, we can still do everything we can to work to uphold the ability of all nations to prosper.