The Vatican is maintaining its neutrality on Palestine’s bid for United Nations membership, despite the move being openly backed the former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
“We have nothing to say on the matter, although we have to show respect for the view of the United Nations,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, S.J., told CNA Sept. 19.
Palestinian officials say they will launch their application for full United Nations membership next week at the U.N. headquarters in New York. They intend to ask for international recognition based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as a capital. The idea is strongly opposed by Israel and the United States. In fact, the U.S. is likely to veto any Palestinian resolution at the U.N. Security Council, the first stage of the process.
The Palestinian bid was backed yesterday by Archbishop Michel Sabbah, the former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, during his Sunday Mass in the Palestinian city of Nablus. A joint statement was also issued by various Palestinian Christian clergy – including Catholic priests – to “support the diplomatic efforts made to achieve international recognition of the state of Palestine.”
Despite the exposed secret cables from the US Embassy in the Vatican, the Pope claims to maintain a neutral stand to the PLO’s bid for a statehood.
The Pope rejected the state of Israel in 1948, and supported the Islamic division of Jerusalem through the wars of 1948 and 1967. In 1973, the Pope supported the Islamic bid to re-occupy Jerusalem.
The Vatican did not recognize the state of Israel before 1994. At this cross road in time, is had become obvious that Islam could not defeat the Jewish state by repeated military assaults.
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
The Pope is the mother of all hypocrisy. He tries to sit on all sides of the table, in a bid to one day elevate him self as the “prince of peace”. He has already mocked God of the Bible, by taking the title “The Holy Father”. Forget about Jesus telling no priest to claim the title “father”. The Pope use the name of “god” on him self, the very name Jesus addressed His Father God in Heaven.
Written by Ivar