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The vatican's twisted priorities

In an interview with Die Tagespost, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, named by Pope Benedict to represent the Vatican in the Jewish State, declared that "Israel's existence as such has nothing to do with the Bible." He then compared Christians' condition in today's Jerusalem with Jesus' Passion: "We Christians never forget that even our Lord himself suffered and was mocked in Jerusalem."

Twal's position on Israel and the Bible has been embraced at the highest levels in the Catholic Church. The Vatican synod in 2010 declared that Israel cannot use the Biblical concept of a promised land or a chosen people. "We Christians cannot speak about the Promised Land for the Jewish people", the synod's document said. "There is no longer a chosen people. The concept of the promised land cannot be used as a base for the justification of the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of Palestinians."

Patriarch Twal responded enthusiastically to the agreement reached between Hamas and Fatah. He also denounced "the Judaization of Jerusalem" and attacked Israel for "trying to transform it into an only Hebrew-Jewish city, excluding the other faiths." Elsewhere, Iraq's Archbishop, Louis Sako, asked to "separate between Judaism and Zionism." Indeed, in the most influential quarters of Christianity, Jews are still regarded as an apostate group not entitled to a sovereign state of its own.

In a period when the Vatican's anguish at the catastrophic decline of Arab Christianity should be palpable, the Catholic Church chooses to demonize Israel and to increase its collaboration with the PLO. The confirmation comes from the intensity of high profile meetings in recent weeks and the participation of bishops not only from Arab countries, but from Europe and the United States as well.

Last November, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, head of Lebanon's Catholic Church, sent his envoy, Father Abdo Abou Kassem, to Tehran for a conference in support of a "Zionist-free middle east." The conference was also attended by Hezbollah ideologue Mohammad Raad and by Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal. If in the wartime period the Vatican had taken a moral stand against Nazism, the outcome might have been different for the Jewish people. But that was 1943. By 2012, the Church should know better. Yet it seems that as was the case in World War II, the Vatican is again pursuing a joint cause with evil forces to buy temporary security.

The Vatican's criminalization of Zionism, which Arab Churches made a basic condition for Muslim-Christian rapprochement, grants the elimination of the Jewish State priority over defending the rights of their own beleaguered communities. After Arab nationalism failed to eliminate Israel, Arab Christianity and the Vatican are now building a Palestinian identity hostile to Israel and the Jews.

Vatican?s twisted priorities - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews
I don't think that is what they are on about at all. there is radical Zionist and moderate ones and true Zion.
The Vatican is not under such a threat now as it was in WW2 at all but i think it's role is to bring peace to all.
The RCC does in fact regard the Jewish state as such, as a Jewish state.
Justification of a so called race does not justify for tossing others out of their Jewish nation. the Zionist Jews have been acting like Nazi's. pushing people around and causing all their problems coming back on them self's, due to radical so called Zionist fascist.

The RCC regards it's self as Israel by inheritance. and has always done so. because if it did not regard it's self as such it would not be a Christian Church and that Christ Jesus is not it's founder.
All true Christians are Israel.
The Jews are not Israel at all, but only Jew's and they the Jews only come and join back into Israel when the two sticks come back together.
There is a whole lot of different types of Jews in the state and they don't all think the same way. and they certainly don't like Christians.
I find it weird why any Christian would support one that hates Jesus Christ and supports such filth. One should know that Hell is their destination.
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