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The Vatican, in a highly unusual move, summoned both the US and Israeli ambassadors to express the Holy See’s concern about Israel’s moves to extend its sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

The Vatican statement reiterated its position in support of a two state solution, saying “Israel and the State of Palestine have the right to exist and to live in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders”. The Vatican appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to do everything possible to reopen the process of direct negotiations on the basis of UN resolutions. Palestinians seek the West Bank for a future state. The enemies of Israel and the Jewish people are very much against the annexation of portions of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, places known as Judea and Samaria in the bible. There is perhaps no greater enemy of Israel and the Jews than the Roman Catholic Church, who has been persecuting them for the past 1,700 years. After WWII and the fall of Germany, it was the Vatican that helped thousands of Nazi officers and concentration camp guards to escape through the aptly-named ‘rat lines’ into Switzerland and Argentina…..Read More