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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?

Donna Molloy

I think I’m America we over simplify a very complicated and lengthy issue that is well older then the US. The Middle East has been always been a source of contention and Christianity plays a serious role in that just as much as Muslims and Jews. Antisemitism unfortunately has a large history with Christianity and we like to think Islam is the only enemy to the Jews. But it’s false and many Christians have used the gospel and the death of Jesus to hate the Jews even today. But through this course it gives me a better appreciation of our combined history and understand of the Bible and how much the gospel draws from Judaism and we cannot split the two. On top of the now Arab Jew conflict over the holy land. The crusade history is just as much to feed into this conflict and it still can be referred to today for this.