«The solution to conflicts rests in the hands of the stronger country in its occupying and inflicting wars on another country»
This is expressed in a Vatican document released Tuesday. It blames the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the «occupying» of lands for fomenting most of the conflicts in the Middle East. This conflict is also being given as the reason for driving Christians out of the Middle East, and making life difficult for those who remain.
The document is a guide for discussions for an Oct. 10-24 meeting of Mideast bishops convened by Pope Benedict XVI. Monsignor Nikola Eterovic will be the Synod organizer. Ha said about 150 bishops, most of them from Eastern rite churches, are expected to attend the meeting, which follows a 2009 Vatican meeting of bishops on Africa.
It criticized the Israeli «occupation» of Palestinian lands, saying it had made life difficult both for daily life and religious life since access to holy places are restricted.
Citing both the Israeli-Palestinian and Iraqi conflicts, it said: «The solution to conflicts rests in the hands of the stronger country in its occupying and inflicting wars on another country».
«Violence is in the hands of the strong and weak alike, the latter resorting to whatever violence is within reach in order to be free», it said.
Asked at a news conference if the document was referring specifically to Israeli settlements in the West Bank and construction in east Jerusalem, Nikola Eterovic said theVatican wasn’t making policy decisions or recommendations in the document.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
One day the Pope enters a synagogue in Rome requesting for peace between Catholics and Jews. The very next day a Vatican document accusing the Jewish state of Israel for being a criminal state, that launches wars on «its smaller and weaker neighbor».
Nothing can be further from the truth.
Israel is of the size of New Jersey state in the US.
The Jewish state has a land area that is less than two per cent of the areas controlled by its Arabic neighbors. Israel`s Jewish population is 5,5 million, a fragment of the populations of its Arabic enemies.
After being attacked by its Arab neighbors in 1948, 1952, 1967, 1973, 1981, 1991, 2006 and 2008, you have to be pretty dull to accuse Israel of being the aggressor.
Or you are under the influence of an unclean lying Spirit, who uses you as a tool to target the Jewish state.