This article will look at three texts raised by Uri near the end of his article and I hope to provide a response to those texts which he raises to his reading audience, let's take a look at those texts shall we?
First 1 Thessalonian 2:13-16
2:13-16 Condemning the Jews for killing Jesus and the prophets, and celebrating the suffering of the Jews now that the "wrath of God" has come upon them ---
"13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. 14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last."
We have to keep in mind that Paul wrote to both Jewish and Gentile Christians within the context of his letters, considering the churches of those times would have mixed congregations, both sides being made one in Christ. Paul obviously has in mind the Jews who killed Christ and not repented, rather than all Jews period and that by continual persecution of the Christians, be they Jew or Gentile, will suffer the wrath of God if they refuse to repent of their evil ways.
For a second time, Yosef quotes from John 8:44 to continue his accusation of the NT teaching Anti-Semitism. Let's read the text again.
"44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”"
I had said in Chapter 3 in my response to Yosef, The Jews who were speaking to Jesus are Jews who believed in him, supposedly. However, as Jesus speaks, he reveals their heart's attitude towards him, Once again, this is referring to specific Jews in a given context, he is not saying ALL Jews are of the devil, he is condemning a particular group of Jews. They were shocked by his claims and also couldn't stand what he had said about them. They were superficially believing in Jesus, not really submitting to him. This is the one statement in all the Gospels that is commonly quoted by the Counter-Missionaries to attack the NT and accuse it of Jew Hatred.
These texts I think have been addressed to the best I can by God's grace, you can take my answers on the scriptures, or leave them. All I can do is get you to think on these issues.
One paper I recommend with respect to Anti-Semitism is "Five Questions if you are a Jew", which at one stage does point out that the anti-semitism of yesteryear was wrong. This article can be found at moriel.org and it's a paper written by Jacob Prasch. I recommend this article and I leave you to judge Prasch's words, as well as mine for yourself.
Shalom and hope this article helps, as with the others before it.