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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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Nathan Alvarez
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Christians must keep the history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because it allows us to truly address the problem. In other words, if we ignore the history behind a present day problem, we will not only approach resolutions without sensitivity but also whatever “solutions” we come up with will not truly address the problem at hand. While there is a long and complicated history behind this conflict, remembering the history of Christian antisemitism will allow us Christians to rebuild bridges previously broken and work towards strong resolutions. Furthermore, it allows us to take responsibility for the role the Church has had in this conflict and work to overcome biases that still linger within Christianity today.