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The Churches and the Battle against Anti-Semitism

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): David Rosen

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review, 16:1-2, Spring 2004

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Communal Memory; Engagement; Community Relations; Dialogue

Type: Other


Too many Jews are unfamiliar with recent changes in Christianity (both Catholic and Protestant), the author asserts. He contends that Israelis especially tend to be unfamiliar with Christianity's repudiations of antisemitism and (for the most part) of Jewish-directed proselytism. This unawareness has resulted in Israel alienating Christians and failing to capitalize on Christian goodwill in the struggle against antisemitism, the author contends. He advocates the creation of an interministerial Israeli government body to improve relations with the Christian world.