My last name is of Jewish origin and I am of Lebanese descent on my father’s side. I grew up with both a Star of David and a Christian cross hanging over the fireplace mantle in our house. And although we never made it to the alter, my first fiancée was Jewish. As I naively look backwards in time through my rose colored glasses, I like to think that my life reflects the state of affairs among many Jews and Arabs before WWII. We come from the same genetic stock and have been intermingling for thousands of years.
To diminish and demonize the other side, is to diminish and demonize ourselves.