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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?

Dan Harre

As an American, I am constantly receiving pressure from society to support Palestinians OVER Israel in the name of “justice.” Additionally, as a Christian, there is also pressure from the Church to view Israel as the irredeemable aggressor who murdered our Christ. Of course, neither of these narratives is true. In fact, Christians must remember that over the centuries, Jews have been the oppressed (not the oppressors) almost without exception. Their history is one of loss and tragedy. This loss has often come at the hands of Western Christians, as European civilization gave itself over to anti-semitism. By recognizing this truth, modern Christians can see the reestablishment of Israel as an act of justice, rather than an act of injustice toward Palestinians.