Holy Land Latin Patriarchate says the legislation violates UN resolution that led to Israel’s founding, as well as Declaration of Independence.
The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem on Monday issued a statement slamming the newly passed nation-state law, which it called discriminatory, and said it violated both Israeli and international law.
The Patriarchate, which represents the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land, called on all Christians in Israel to protest the law that reserves the right to national-self determination exclusively for Israel’s Jewish citizens.
“The law fails to provide any constitutional guarantees for the rights of the indigenous and other minorities living in the country,” a Patriarchate statement said. “Palestinian citizens of Israel, constituting 20 percent are flagrantly excluded from the law.”
The law, passed earlier this month, has roiled the country, amid mounting criticism of provisions that many decry as exclusionary toward minority groups. Supporters of the law see it as necessary to balance Israel’s Jewish and democratic characters, as well as enshrine into law the country’s status as a Jewish state.
“It is beyond conception that a Law with constitutional effect ignores an entire segment of the population as if its members never existed,” the church said. “It sends an unequivocal signal to the Palestinian citizens of Israel, to the effect that in this country they are not at home.”
The church said the law contravened the United Nations Resolution 181 that established the State of Israel, and Israel’s own Declaration of Independence.
It also called on Christians to protest the law.
“The Christian citizens of Israel have the same concerns as any other non-Jewish communities with respect to this Law. They call upon all citizens of the State of Israel who still believe in the basic concept of equality among citizens of the same nation, to voice their objection to this law and the dangers emanating thereof to the future of this Country,” it said.
In addition to defining Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, the law downgrades Arabic from an official language to one with “special” status, declares that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, sets the Hebrew calendar as the official calendar of the state, and recognizes Independence Day, days of remembrance, and Jewish holidays.
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The Roman Catholic attack on the Jewish state, can not be understood if you are ignorant about history. If you do not have proper knowledge about Roman Catholic theology, you will also fail to see the true picture.
First to the doctrine of the Pope. He is presented as the sole global leader of the universal church. As the replacement of the Messiah on Earth, the claimed “Vicar of Christ”, the Pope is also supposed to be hailed as king in Jerusalem. The bishop of Roma has ruled in Jerusalem. From 1099 to 1291 A.D. This gives the Pope a right to claim properties inside Jerusalem, build by the crusader kings. An organisation of order brothers have been given the papal task of reclaiming the headquarter of “Catholic Palestine”, the Military Order of Malta.
1948 was the first blow to papal supremacy in Jerusalem. When British occupation ended, the city was divided. 1967 was the second blow. A zionist inspired state of Israel took control of the ancient city of David.
If the Pope is not Jesus the Messiah’s replacement on Earth, the RCC’s claims are valueless. Than the pope represent nothing else than other usurpers in history. In a bid to get back Jerusalem under the RCC control, the pope support al-Fatah (the PLO), formed in 1964. This is a joint Catholic-Islamic bid of ending the Jewish control over the ancient Jewish homeland. Unfortunately for the Roman Catholics, the pope is a false teachers who have fooled over a billion people. Because the bible explains that the land belongs to the sons of Jacob, gifted them by the Messiah, before he came in the flesh. A promise neither the pope nor his false “Christ” stand by, but rather reject as an unlawful promise. All bible believers and supports of Jesus the Messiah, was chosen to resist, expose and denounce the papacy.
What does the bible say?
Then Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’
No one can argu with the facts that the land belongs to the exiled sons of Jacob.
But what about a propecy being fullfilled in our last two generations?
Ezekiel 36: 16-28
Again the word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight. So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, “These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.” I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
‘Therefore say to the Israelites, “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: it is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
‘“For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.
(End of scripture)
The jews were exiled in 70 A.D, and have been punished by an exile to all nations. This sequence of the Bible is not possible to put into a replacement theology context. So followers of false Christs likes to silence the true believers when the topic arise: How can you claim that the Jewish homeland has been restored to the beneficiary of Islam and the Pope in Rome?
It is simply a big far, religious lie.
Repent or you and your other papist friends will perish.
The number of Messianic Jews are increasing day by day. Honor and glory to Jesus the Messiah. Amen. May Jews of all kinds turn to Him, and be saved.
Written by Ivar