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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?

William Duggan

Absolutely, keeping the history of Christian antisemitism in mind is essential when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or rather the broader Israeli-Arab conflict. It helps us understand why Jewish Zionists emphasize the need for a secure homeland. The centuries of persecution, culminating in the Holocaust, show that the desire for a safe and permanent home isn’t just historical but deeply rooted in a need for survival and security. This context really highlights why the claims for a Jewish state are so important and enduring.