NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’
June 26, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “The Vatican on Friday signed an historic first accord with ‘Palestine,’ two years after officially recognizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state.
The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013.
The treaty, which took 15 years of negotiations to complete, was agreed in principle last month and condemned by Israel as a setback for the peace process.
Signing international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA.
The Vatican’s recognition of ‘Palestine’ followed a November 12 vote in favor of recognition by the UN General Assembly, although the Vatican is supposed to be an apolitical religious body.
Vatican officials have described it as reflecting the Church’s desire to see the conflict in the Holy Land resolved by a ‘two-state’ solution.
The PA considers the Vatican one of 136 countries to have recognized ‘Palestine’ as a state, although the number is disputed and several recognitions by what are now European Union member states date back to the Soviet era.
The Vatican has had diplomatic relations with Israel since 1993 but has yet to conclude an accord on the Church’s rights in the Jewish state which has been under discussion since 1999…” (The above informative headline is Anti-Semitic. Why? This new Pope when in Palestine said: “I want to be the Che Guevara of the Palestinians.” This is the inhumane beast who killed thousands in South America to force the continent into Marxism – yes Communism. See the next report.)
1933 redux: Vatican signs treaty with terror state
June 29, 2015 — WND.com reports: “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 Islamist Cleric Says Israel May ‘End’ Within 6 Months
June 24, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “In an apparent attempt to prevent incitement and further flareups during the Muslim fast month of Ramadan which started last Thursday, Israel has issued a distancing order blocking Sheikh Raed Salah from visiting Jerusalem for six months.
Salah, head of the radical Islamic Movement in Israel, is forbidden from visiting the capital from June 25 up until this December.
The fears of incitement to violence during Ramadan are well-founded based on events since the month started; a Jewish man was murdered by an Arab terrorist in a shooting attack last Friday in Samaria, and on Sunday another Arab terrorist from Hevron stabbed a Border Patrol officer critically wounding him.
The decision to block Salah was condemned by the sheikh, who wrote on Facebook that ‘the Israeli occupation views itself as an unbending force, but those who know the truth about it know that the occupation is a braggart, an idiot, valueless and born by mistake from illusions and remains mistaken in illusions.’
According to Salah, ‘the expressions of the illusions of the occupation are revealed in the evil decision to prevent me from entering Jerusalem for six months.’
‘Who knows if the occupation will end before the period of six months ends?’ posed the sheikh, voicing his hopes for the end of Israel…” (Never! God says in Isaiah 56:5: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name…” The next report is also nonsense in the light of this verse and numerous others.)
Iran’s ‘Death to Israel Day’ Coincides with Nuke Deal Deadline
July 8, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction, and indeed it would be hard to imagine scripting the signing of a nuclear deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism on the very day that this regime holds an annual global protest calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
And yet that plot twist is fully set to happen, as Iran’s ‘Death to Israel Day,’ officially known as Quds Day or Jerusalem Day, will take place this Friday July 10 – bizarrely timed to coincide with the newly re-extended deadline for a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
American officials said Tuesday that the latest extension on the deadline will be the last, indicating that there is a great likelihood that calls to destroy Israel will echo Iranian celebrations of a deal that Israel and other critics see as paving the Islamic regime’s path to a nuclear arsenal.
Quds Day is held annually on the final Friday of the Muslim fast month of Ramadan.
It was instituted on August 7, 1979 by then-Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini just after the Islamic Revolution, as a day of solidarity against the ‘usurper Israel.’
Each year the protest – which is held in Tehran and around the world in events that reportedly are largely organized and funded by Iran – is punctuated by shrill calls of ‘Death to Israel,’ often accompanied by a refrain of ‘Death to America.’…”