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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?

Nathan Alvarez

Hannah, you make a great point about the notion of “inheriting” problems. While Christians today did not commit the atrocities of the past, or while some Christians today may not be continuing this history of violence toward Jews, as the collective body of Christians, we ought to recognize the areas in which past wrongdoing has affected the modern Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Especially when there exists a temptation to ignore this conflict as something distant to us, it’s all the more important to educate ourselves on the role our religion has had in this turbulent history.