When I was doing my pro sem teaching experience, I was assigned to a Jewish teacher who taught World Religions at the public high school near me.
We were on Judaism and got to Abraham. A Jewish boy wearing a yarmulke asked me if I thought Israel belonged to the Israelis or the Palestinians. I was really irked that he asked me such a thing and said: “Well, I don’t know if you’re going to like this but this is how I feel: The Jews are descended from Abraham through Isaac. The Arabs are descended from Abraham through Ishmael. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a 3,000 years old family feud and it’s got to stop.”
After class, my teacher congratulated me on my “diplomatic” answer. I said I wasn’t being diplomatic and that’s how I really feel.
The next day I had to prepare an assignment for something on Christianity and I chose Iconoclasm because it’s practically ignored in the history books. I brought an icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (that’s my avatar) and a hammer to school. (Today they’d both be confiscated because everyone is so security conscious.) I explained about iconography and how if St. John Damascene et al had not defended the use and proper veneration of icons, you’d have no Giotto, no Michelangelo, no Raphael, no art whatsoever today because in Judaism and Islam it is forbidden to make images (although I think Islam does allow images of nature but I’m not positive).