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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?

Medgine Present

I think it is important to know about the history of Christian antisemitism when responding to Israeli-Palestinian conflict because it can foster a better understanding of the present conflicts. By knowing this history, Christians may begin to learn about both sides and understand them better. We can also have more empathy. I think many people reject the dark truths of the groups they represent or are a part of because it may reflect poorly on their faith. However, there is no nation, no religion, and no ethnic group, that has a perfect or spotless record. By knowing these truths, we can humble ourselves and learn to move forward rather than stay living in the past. That also means that people must let go of resentment towards other religious or non-religious groups who have had negative feelings in the past about them. This can extend beyond the Christian antisemitism into race or ethnicity.