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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?

Deneisha Hollis

It is very important as believers in Jesus we remember how we were persecuted in Roman times. There is no set answer to how to heal the division but with God, love, and understanding we can learn to live with others in harmony even if we believe in different things. Many Christians were being stoned and crucified therefore we can not allow the world to continue in anti-Semitic behaviors. We are called to teach the way Jesus would have us by being accepting of difference and allowing us to sit at tables with people that are different then us. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has many facets but we have to learn from each other and listen to both sides to get a better understanding of how we can move past previous judgments and beliefs. When I went to Israel I got to hear about the devastation from both sides and see that by finding a middle ground we can begin to heal from antisemitism.