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How often is Israel accused of failing to love its enemies?

By Aviel Schneider |
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Of course, how can such a thing be demanded of Israel when a literal love for one’s enemies is commanded in the New Testament, but not in the Old Testament? “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matt. 4:43-44). Are Jews who don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah still obligated to obey this command? The fact is that even though it’s not following Jesus explicitly, Israel does strive to love its enemies. In fact, Israel is often...

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