Yup. There's something unnatural about Eshel's theme.
I don’t think it’s unnatural, just misplaced. As others have said, the perception in Israel and among the Jews in general is that Christians fed them into the ovens. It’s not true, but that’s the perception. Their fear is born out of that time and is fed by the determination to never go through anything like that again. If we, as Christians, are going to truly stand by the Jews, we’re going to have to deal with this misconception sooner or later and the only way we’re going to overcome it is by displaying the physical manifestation of the love of Christ for them. That, and that alone, will change their hearts.