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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?

Ramiro Espinoza

The term Christian anti-Semitism is new to me. Understanding that the origin of the Zionist movement and the desperate desire for the creation of a Jewish state stems from the treatment of Jews by Christians, while not responsible for the war they are living through, is the trigger that has led to this war and the first step is to recognize the responsibility for it. Perhaps it was not me directly who did it, in the same way that I was not responsible for Luther’s reform movement, but I do live in a world influenced by these people and that gives me a responsibility, in this case to recognize the damage done not by compromise, but by conscience. It is an additional commitment to the one we should already have first for our brothers in Israel and Palestine and then for the people who live the war in their own flesh.