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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?

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It important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because remembering our history helps us understand why the Israelis and Palestinians are in the position that they are in today in the first place, and it also helps us learn from our mistakes so we can take responsibility for our actions. If it weren’t for our antisemitism, the Jews in Europe would not have been forced to leave their European homes and go back to their historical homeland. This also means that the Palestinians would not have had to deal with having to share land that they occupied for generations, in order to accommodate the Jews returning to their homeland. Ultimately, this conflict would not exist if it weren’t for our actions and we need to take responsibility for this. Jesus taught us to love one another and we failed to act in love towards our Jewish brothers and sisters. Today, the Jews and Arabs are suffering because of our bigotry and hatred, and this suffering has continued for generations. Therefore, we cannot wipe our hands clean and pretend like this conflict is not our problem but we instead need to work together with the Israelis and Palestinian to find a solution to this conflict that has already gone on for far too long.