Wow. I sincerely applaud your writing. You articulated everything I thought in the most intriguing way, I wish I had your skills! Yes, since we essentially forced the Jews into this situation we should be the last ones to counsel/dictate. Another thing to address and incorporate in our response is that just like there are many sects of Christianity, there are many “sects” of Judaism that believe different things about Christian/Jew/Muslim relations. These beliefs can be opposed to the beliefs of the general “Jew” we might first think of. So we must open our minds even more to approach this conflict on more of an individual basis rather than making it seem so large and lofty.