Leading the largest independent Evangelical Christian Arab ministry in Israel and the Palestinian territories, I believe it is time to address the issue of where the indigenous Christian population needs to place itself in this moment of sacred history.

For over six decades, the Israeli- Palestinian conflict has overshadowed all other complexities of life in the Holy Land. As a born-again Christian who believes in the authority and infallibility of Scripture, the Bible is the compass I use to engage not only with my fellow Christians but also with my neighbors.

For nearly two millennia, Christian history and theology has looked at the Jewish people as a suffering minority bound by the wrath of God to anguish for rejecting Jesus. The tragedy of the Shoah has completely changed the Western Church’s view of the Jewish people, but the Church has not fully dealt with the political conundrum resulting from the birth of the modern Jewish state.