Israel and Yom Kippur: Time for a Day of National Atonement?

Charles Keener

Dear Israelis and their ardent supporters around the world,
September 15 & 16 are the holiest days of your faith tradition. This is a period of fasting, self-introspection, repentance, and a time for an earnest plea to Yahweh to “ask forgiveness for sins committed during the past year.”
Silence, Dear Cousins, is complicity.
My earnest plea is for you to ask forgiveness for the collective and individual crimes perpetrated on the people of Palestine over the past 73 years. And if this is too much to ask, then I implore you to ask for forgiveness for crimes committed only in the last year.