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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?

Elise Van Hierden

Hello Dan,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I completely agree with you. There is so much pressure to support either Palestinians or no one since the Israeli are often seen as an oppressor. Looking at the history of anti-Semitism makes us as Christians realize their our part in the narrative, and how we were the oppressors that brought the Jews to where they are now. However, even when we understand how anti-semitism played a role in the conflict, it doesn’t make it any less complex. One of the questions people ask me is whether previous oppression justifies what many would consider another form of oppression.