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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

Madeline Hall

I think it is always important to keep our history in mind and be aware of our propensity toward evil. Throughout history, we have seen humans skew truth and oppress people groups in order to achieve their own agendas. I think keeping in mind our own history will keep us humble in our approach to getting involved with the conflict. I think there is always a tendency to want to choose a side in a particular issue, but when recognizing our own faith is attached to centuries of anti-semitism, it will enable us to humbly empathize with both the Jews and the Palestinians. I believe this approach will open us up to learn more and listen more as well, as opposed just to coming to a firm conclusion.