This image shows a classic Christian antisemitic trope - the Jews are a secret cabal of shadowy figures behind all wars and crises, such as, in the case of this graffiti in London, 9/11. It's a typical antisemitic canard and conspiracy theory with its roots in the Early Church Father theologians and their teachings.
Below are just some of the other ways Christians have been responsible for persecuting the Jews historically, and how they translate into popular antisemitism today! Together we will counter this with love and redeem the name of Jesus, so badly tainted for so long.
The Christ-Killer Libel
Jews are 'odious' (extremely repulsive and vile)
The Blood Libel
We believe that a new generation of Christians are rising up, a body who loves the Jewish people and Israel, believes in the blessing they have been to humanity physically and spiritually ("salvation is from the Jews" - Jesus) and a generation of Christians who believe in the 'debt that all Christian's owe the Jewish people ("if you have shared in the Jews spiritual blessing you OWE it to the Jews..." - Romans 15:27). More than that we believe there is a generation of Christians who will pray and stand in the midst of rising antisemitism and say "not on our watch", "we will stand with the Jewish people and we will stand with Israel", in solidarity, in love and in unity.
We pray that we will be a generation of Esther's and Ruth's. Now is the time, let's do this together:
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” - Esther 4:14-15
"But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me". - Ruth 1:16-17