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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?

meredith kuk

Its very difficult to look at both sides and I’m biased towards Israel, however the Pathfinder Course made me realize I was being prejudiced and over simplifying a complex issue. And it isn’t easy or simple after current events to see it from both sides. I think its tempting to have a clear villain and a victim and this is not always the case, though I think sometimes as with October 7 it was clearly Israel as the victim and hamas as the villain. However you have innocent people live in Gaza who have nothing to do with Hamas that get lumped in unfairly and who die in Israeli attacks who are civilian, so it’s more complicated.