The New Vatican Attack on Israel as an Occupation of Biblical Lands

The New Vatican Attack on Israel as an Occupation of Biblical Lands
Jacob Prasch

So what else should be expected from a pope who in his youth wore a swastika, the uniform of a Nazi, and fought for Hitler and the Third Reich, who now heads the same church that perpetrated the Inquisitions, and who operates from the same Vatican that shielded Nazi war criminals from justice with its infamous “Rat Lines”? When has the apostate Church of Rome ever NOT hated Jews? The latest Vatican action simply promulgates and continues their long, evil history. So what else should be expected from a harlot church who fundamentally rejects the Word of God? It stands to reason that if Rome rejects the Bible it will reject that the Scripture teaches the biblical land is the land of Israel, not an Islamic-Arab, redefined Palestine.

More here:

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/catholicism/the-new-vatican-attack-on-israel-as-an-occupation-of-biblical-lands

Advertisements

What Bible is the Vatican reading?

“…in one fell swoop, a senior Church official sought to deny the unique, covenantal relationship between God and the Jews, rejecting the divine promise to restore the people of Israel to their Land. One cannot help but wonder: What Bible is the Vatican reading? Whichever one it is, it must be missing a few pages, as even a cursory glance at the Scriptures makes clear that the Jewish people’s right to the Land of Israel is indisputably ordained.

Take, for example, Isaiah 14:1-2: “The Lord will have compassion on Jacob; once again He will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land.” Or how about Jeremiah 11:5, where God says: “I will fulfill the oath I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey…” And then there’s Ezekiel 34: 11-13. And Hosea 3:4-5. And Amos 9:14-15. And Obadiah 1:17, Zephaniah 3:19-20 and Zechariah 8:7-8.

YOU GET the point. But it doesn’t seem that the Catholic Church does.”

Source:

Fundamentally Freund: What Bible is the Vatican reading?
By MICHAEL FREUND
27/10/2010
Bishops in Rome tossed theological equivalent of hand grenade, threatening to blow up decades of efforts to improve Catholic-Jewish relations.
http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=193019

Pro-Israel stance cost Canada at UN

Pro-Israel stance cost Canada at UN
By PETER WORTHINGTON, QMI Agency

If it were not for the fact the PM belatedly decided he wanted Canada on the UN’s Security Council, the rejection of Canada for that two-year role could be seen as an accolade.

The United Nations has long been out of control as a dispassionate, objective, credible institution for peace, human rights and justice, so it’s a wonder decent countries still pay attention to it.

In the first round of voting for a temporary, two-year seat on the Security Council, Germany scraped in with the necessary two-thirds of the vote — 128, beating out Portugal (122 votes) and Canada (113).

In the playoff round, Portugal got 113 votes to Canada’s 78.

Rather than face defeat by Portugal in a third round, Canada withdrew its bid to be one of the 10 non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council. (Permanent members are Britain, U.S., France, China and Russia.)

It was the first time Canada has failed in such a bid, having won six times previously…

More here:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/comment/columnists/peter_worthington/2010/10/12/15667891.html

THE VATICAN’S LATEST, PAINFUL PRONOUNCEMENT ON ISRAEL IS WRONG

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, THE VATICAN’S LATEST, PAINFUL PRONOUNCEMENT ON ISRAEL IS WRONG: Paul’s letter to Rome affirms that Jews are the chosen people
Posted: October 25, 2010 by joelcrosenberg in Uncategorized

A new headline in the Jerusalem Post reads: “Vatican synod calls for end to Israel’s ‘occupation’: At conference on Christians in the Middle East, US Melkite archbishop says: ‘There is no longer a chosen people.’” With all due respect, the Vatican is wrong on this issue. The entire Bible — from Genesis to Revelation — makes crystal clear again and again the Lord’s love for the Jewish people, His decision to choose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants for His very own, and His eternal promise to give the Holy Land to the Jewish people.

As such, it is the duty of all true followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to bless Israel and reaffirm her fundamental legitimacy and right to the Land. Yes, we should bless and love the Palestinians, as well, because our Lord Jesus said as a Jew living in Israel, “Love your neighbor,” and, “Love your enemies.” But we should never accept the false teaching that God has rejected the Jewish people or rescinded His promises to the nation of Israel. That simply is not Biblical.

More here:

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/with-all-due-respect-the-vaticans-latest-pronouncement-on-israel-is-wrong-pauls-letter-to-rome-affirms-that-jews-are-the-chosen-people/

Vatican body asks UN to ‘end Israeli occupation’

“We Christians cannot speak about the promised land for the Jewish people. There is no longer a chosen people. All men and women of all countries have become the 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,” he added. “The justification of Israel’s occupation of the land of Palestine cannot be based on sacred scriptures.”

-Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros

More here:
Vatican body asks UN to ‘end Israeli occupation’
In final statement of two-week conference, bishops’ synod says Biblical concept of ‘promised land’ cannot be used to justify settlements
Reuters
http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3973590,00.html

Anti-Israel Journalism in the Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail Reporter Engages in Anti-Israel Advocacy Journalism (October 20, 2010)
Patrick Martin’s anti-Israel advocacy reporting must be challenged.

News reporters are duty bound to avoid expressing their subjective viewpoint or willfully promoting social & political causes. Yet sometimes reporters’ opinions and agendas, whether conscious or unconscious, are revealed in their news coverage.

Instead of doing straightforward reporting, some reporters use the public platforms of the media outlets they work for to slip in their own thoughts, frame a story’s narrative in a particular light, use partisan language, or use unreliable sources in the pursuit of advocacy journalism.

A recent violator of the most basic precepts of neutral and objective reporting comes from the Globe and Mail’s Mideast bureau chief, Patrick Martin, for his engagement in anti-Israel advocacy journalism.

http://www.honestreporting.ca/news_article_name/20102010globeandmailadvoc.aspx

Canada to Expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Government Announces Exploratory Talks to Expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
October 12, 2010 – 3:00 pm

Here is a press release from Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada:

October 10, 2010

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, today concluded a two-day visit to Israel to promote closer commercial relations, including exploratory talks in order to expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

“The Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement has been tremendously beneficial for our two countries. Two-way merchandise trade has more than doubled since its implementation,” said Minister Van Loan. “Canada’s ties to Israel are very deep, and our friendship is important. Our government is building on these ties and looking at opportunities to expand our trade relationship. We are committed to creating new sources of jobs, growth and prosperity for both of our countries in the years ahead.”

More here:

http://www.cicweb.ca

“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3