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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?

Emily McCray

The reason why it is important is that one needs to own responsibility in order to effectively see where and how they need to respond to this conflict. Consequently, if a Christian seeks to engage with Israeli and Palestinians who may need to accept hard facts about their pasts, who are we to be hypocritical and deny our own regarding antisemitism? In fact, I remember attending a conference in Washington D.C. a couple of years ago where I first learned the extent of Christian antisemitism. The event was held by an organization called Operation Exodus and they had speakers from Yad Vashem. It was there that I learned of the antisemitism in speech and writing by the founder of Protestantism, Martin Luther. If this is not a wake-up call to all Christians to repent for this history and seek reconciliation with our spiritual brothers, I do not know what could.