Just as with Nazi Germany, the Vatican is on the wrong side of history – again.
In a supreme act of dhimmitude and submission, the Vatican has signed a treaty with the terror entity, euphemistically known as "the state of Palestine." AP reported that "the Vatican signed a treaty with the 'State of Palestine' on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries. Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher and his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, signed the treaty at a ceremony inside the Vatican."
The Vatican saying that it hoped its "legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel" is just some of the absurd babble that has accompanied this "treaty." Why would the Vatican's recognition of the "State of Palestine" help stimulate peace with Israel? If the jihadists got official recognition from the Vatican by refusing to make peace and refusing to ever recognize the Jewish state, why would it lead to "peace"? Terrorism works, why stop?
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said: "The Palestinians continue to act unilaterally which distances us from any chance of holding direct dialogue. I regret that the Vatican decided to participate in a step that blatantly ignores the history of the Jewish people in Israel and Jerusalem. Any attempt by the Palestinians, or any other actor to undermine our historic right to Jerusalem and our country will met by staunch opposition by us."
And Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon emphasized that the treaty was one-sided, in that it made no acknowledgement of "the historic rights of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel and to the places holy to Judaism in Jerusalem." Another Israel spokesman "expressed disappointment when the Vatican announced last month that it had reached final agreement with the 'State of Palestine'on the treaty regulating the life of the Catholic Church in the Palestinian territories."
"Disappointment" is a mild word for it. "Outrage" and "disgust" would be more fitting. Decades of terror and slaughter are now being rewarded by the central governing body of the Catholic Church. Refusal to live side by side with the tiny Jewish state is rewarded with official recognition from the Vatican.
The wholesale slaughter of Christians by the very same adherents to the ideology of the "Palestinian state" is largely ignored by the Vatican. Instead, sweeping declarations of idiocy are issued with solemnity such as "equating Islam with violence was wrong." And so on.
Christians are being slaughtered in a brutal genocide in the jihad raging in the region, and the Holy See is rewarding their executioners.
France also recently recognized the "Palestinian state," and we see how well that is working out for them – with jihad terror attacks in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in January, and at the Air Products gas company offices in Grenoble last week. The Vatican can expect the same.
Moreover, the Vatican's recognition of a "State of Palestine" is without any foundation in history or anything else. There is no "Palestinian" ethnicity: It was invented by the Soviet Union and Yasir Arafat in the 1960s as a weapon to destroy the state of Israel. There never has been an independent state of Palestine. No Kingdom of Palestine, no republic of Palestine, nothing. Not ever in history. The flag of Palestine flag circa 1939 featured a Star of David: It was a Jewish polity.
Lest we forget, after defeating the Jews, Rome changed Israel's name to Palestina to humiliate them. Palestina was a name derived from that of biblical Israel's worst enemy, the Philistines. Israel is Palestine. A more fitting name for the terror state of "Palestine" would be "Philistine."
And before there ever was a Vatican, Jews lived in Israel. No Vatican declaration can change reality: Israel is the land of the Jews.
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