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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?

AvatarKendal Beloglazov

James, the big enemy now is radical Islam and it would be simple to think it has been all along, but I was surprised to learn that Christian antisemitism came before it. I’ve seen some support from Christians for Israel and the Jewish people, but I learned that on a large scale, this is a recent phenomena, mostly post Holocaust. The history of Christian antisemitism has sobered my view of Christian and Jewish relations because we cannot be naive of the past. We have a lot in common and there is so much potential for us to have positive relations, but history poses a huge stain. I now have more compassion for the Jewish people as a whole and more understanding towards their hesitancy of Christianity. Christians must shine the light of Israel’s messiah to them and not repeat the horrors of the past.