Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation”

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”
“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”
A high-ranking Israeli official on Sunday slammed a statement from Catholic bishops, who called for international organizations to lead the cause of Palestinian statehood.

Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros sparked an interreligious firestorm when he suggested that Israel was “using Scripture” to continue its occupation of Palestinian territory.

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

The Archbishop then questioned the biblical idea of a “promised land” set aside by a specific group of people.

“We Christians cannot speak of the promised land as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people,”Bustros continued. “This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people.”

Bustros led the group that drafted the synod’s concluding statement on Israel and the Palestinians.

The controversial comments came at the conclusion of a two-week Vatican conference assembled to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East.

Pope Benedict XVI was in attendance at the synod and celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral on Sunday with the bishops.

Israel responds
On Sunday, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon criticized the concluding statement of the conference, saying the forum has been “hijacked by an anti-Israeli majority.”

“We express our disappointment that this important synod has become a forum for political attacks on Israel in the best history of Arab propaganda,” Ayalon said in a statement. “The synod was hijacked by an anti-Israel majority.”

Ayalon then called on the Vatican to distance itself from the comments, which the Israeli official said amounted to “libel.”

“We call on the Vatican to distance themselves from Archbishop Bustros’ comments which are a libel against the Jewish People and the State of Israel and should not be construed as the Vatican’s official position,” the foreign minister said in his statement. “These outrageous comments should not cast a shadow over the important relationship between the Vatican, the state of Israel and the Jewish people.”

The Palestinian Authority, however, praised Bustros’ comments.

“Israel cannot use the biblical concept of a promised land or chosen people to justify new settlements in Jerusalem or Israeli territorial claims,” Saeb Erakat, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a statement released Sunday.

Erakat said the synod sent “a clear a message to the government of Israel that it may not claim that Jerusalem is an exclusively Israeli city.”

“The Palestinian people will thus have an independent and sovereign homeland where they can live with dignity and security,” the statement continued optimistically. “The State of Israel will be able to enjoy peace and security within their internationally recognized borders.”

“The Holy City of Jerusalem will be able to acquire its proper status, which respects its particular character, its holiness and the religious patrimony of the three religions: Jewish, Christian and Muslim,” it said. “We hope that the two-state-solution might become a reality and not a dream only.”

Pope Benedict XVI first called for a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis during a visit to the region in May 2009 when he voiced the Vatican’s support of a sovereign Palestinian homeland. At the time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was opposed to a two-state solution.

The Vatican, however, eager to boost its sagging popularity worldwide, noted during the synod that only 2.1 per cent of those living in Israel are Christian, who continue to be outnumbered by high Jewish and Muslim birthrates.

The Catholic Church also mentioned conflict, religious discrimination and economic woes as the cause of its shrinking influence in the Middle East.

No sign of apology
The Vatican in January blamed Israel not only for the exodus of Christians from Palestinian-controlled territories, but for the plight of Christians across the entire Middle East.

The statement, which served as the basis for the latest Vatican synod, was also authored by Arab bishops from the Middle East, who argued that Israel’s “occupation” of Arab-claimed lands is the root cause of most of the oppression suffered by Christians in the region.

They suggested that in the absence of an “occupation,” radical Islamic forces across the Middle East would lose their support base, and stop causing problems for Christians.

The Vatican said they were not trying to take sides in the issue, but that the Arab bishops “know the situation well.”

This is not the first time of late that religious tensions have boiled over between the adherents of Judaism and Christianity.

Earlier this year, the Catholic Church became suddenly embroiled in a string of pedophile cases, some of them dating back many years. Some inside of the Catholic Church saw a “Jewish conspiracy” behind the reports.

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Meridiaga, the archbishop of Honduras, said there was something curious about the media’s timing of the revelations, coming as they did as the conflict in the Middle East was heating up.

“It certainly makes me think that in a moment in which all the attention of the mass media was focused on the Middle East, all the many injustices done against the Palestinian people, the print media and the TV in the United States became obsessed with sexual scandals that happened 40 years ago, 30 years ago…”

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s daily newspaper, criticized what it said was a “clear and despicable intention” by the media to strike at Benedict “at any cost.”

American lawyer Alan Dershowitz, a well known defender of Israeli interests, called the Cardinal’s assertions a “cockamamie theory” and “blood libels,” while arguing that much of the criticism (concerning the pedophile cases) “comes from disappointed Catholics.”

Strange how two religions that emerged from the same seed are so committed to dragging each other down at every opportunity.

World Observer

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Dragon whips his tail.

    • O

      So they are a mythical creature

      • Maborlz Ez-Hari

        Nothing mythical about the dragon.

        • O

          “OK, let’s get something straight: We’re not saying dragons ever existed anywhere outside our imaginations. ”

          http://discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/20-how-to-explain-your-dragon

          • 5thDrawer

            Science IS wonderful.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            You need to get the Bruce Lee video collection, they all start with the best intro music and they are must.

  • doron

    “The Vatican in January blamed Israel not only for the exodus of Christians from Palestinian-controlled territories, but for the plight of Christians across the entire Middle East”….ok….can you say BS boys and girls? :)))

    • MekensehParty

      I would say 5/6 BS – meaning this is one of 6 other reasons why Christians ran away
      Israel has certainly contributed and is partially responsible but definitely not fully

      • O

        The USA has contributed too but you’re so biased that you can’t see “the evidence staring you in the eyes”, my dear hinding inferiority complex

      • doron

        Even if, its marginal and not out of direct will to chase them away but as a secondery effect of the fight with the pa.israeli christian citizens are not procecuted or discriminated.
        The accusation as it stands is inaccurate and missleading

    • Hind Abyad

      Talk to US Christian Evangelicals who finance the settlements.

  • 5thDrawer

    STILL, no-one is handing out the FREE CONDOMS. Christians, in parts, were smart enough to buy some.

    A reflection on the fact there’s too many humans … and Who doesn’t want Tourists ??
    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/travel/news/barcelona-isnt-the-only-place-to-tell-tourists-to-stay-home/ss-AAc175y?ocid=mailsignoutmd

    But at the same time … the Internet encourages with guys like these trying to find nice spots before they are simply trampled under the sight-seers …
    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/travel/news/12-travel-photographers-you-need-to-follow-on-instagram/ss-AA9B5VM?ocid=mailsignoutmd

    • O

      “10 hours ago
      STILL, no-one is handing out the FREE CONDOMS. Christians, in parts, were smart enough to buy some.”

      So you are saying Muslims and Jews as a whole are stupid. Why am I not surprised. Of course in your Christian narrative only your lot are smart. You disgusting old man

      • 5thDrawer

        Ok .. yes … but not all Christians either ,,,, I said ‘in parts’ …. seems stupid to me to keep making kids to starve, and also end up with more people fighting like rats in often-vertical cages where the overpopulation just makes them all MAD, and they instinctively begin to kill each other to relieve the pressures. There’s obviously lots of pressures.
        Just my opinion of course … I DO note whenever I talk about it (many times) no-one responds, just as they avoid the logic bits of the God-Theories.
        I’d assume, with some logic, that if God said ‘Go Forth And Multiply’, he wasn’t considering the insanity of ‘overproduction’. (although we can note most of ‘nature’ is ‘self-adjusting’)
        After all, since the ‘Tree Of Life’ had been eaten from, and God figured the Human now knew how to put a Fig-leaf over his pecker, he could just allow things to progress.
        Obviously, God didn’t foresee ‘certain tribal idiots’ saying ‘IF There are more of ‘US’ than ‘THEM’ we can steal all THAT tribe’s stuff all the time, or make them our slaves, or generally abuse them as we wish … PUMP UP THE CROWD! (And of course, they ‘translate’ God’s initial phrase as being some now-necessary thing, to be closer to Godliness.) WOW … God said we can have lots of women … call them wives … make babies, babies, babies. We’re going to OVERPOWER EVERY OTHER TRIBE !!!
        The least ‘disgusting’ guy I know decided THIS world was not a place he wanted to subject a ‘loved one’ to … because we DO tend to love children rather uniquely … and he and his wife decided ‘none’ was best. I think he had a point. At least he applied some logic.
        Their choice. Mine was the 2.3. .. Making 40 didn’t seem at all sensible.

        • O

          im following in jesus’s footsteps by having no children. Only a selfish fuck would bring an innocent baby into this disgusting world.

          • 5thDrawer

            And that’s a different take on how the friend felt – giving the same result, however.

          • O

            i already like your friend.
            I remember somewhere where some Christians would use the question “what would Jesus do?”
            HELLO!! Why not ask that question when wanting to procreate

          • 5thDrawer

            Some did it by only adopting … ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’ … trying to make up for the mistakes of others.

  • vs

    About 100 representatives of the Bnei Menashe tribe immigrated to Israel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bnei_Menashe

    • 5thDrawer

      Quick. Build a wall around them.

      • Intouchable

        Don’t be stupid, it is insane to build a wall around estimated 9,000 souls.

        • vs

          Thank You)

          • 5thDrawer

            :-)))))))))

          • zabada

            the wall also can save israel from isis and militants.

          • 5thDrawer

            In the case of ISIS-types, it seems every thinking human of every sect&tribe now agrees it’s better to put the wall around them to keep them IN.
            We used to have ‘sanitoriums’ for the purpose. Then someone said: ‘Drugs may set them free, and save us tax-money, as well as having to cut the grass at sanitoriums.’
            Not much truth in that concept, was there.
            They just float around and design ‘better’ drugs for themselves now.

      • Hind Abyad
      • Y K

        May I ask why?

        • 5thDrawer

          Every tribe there gets a wall, don’t they??

          • Y K

            Well, the memo must have been in one of those links posted by Princess Hind that I’ve missed.

          • Hind Abyad

            He must have a memo from “The Wall”..

          • Y K

            Can’t really speak for him, but he actually seems pretty witty most of thye time. So I doubt he uses the dumbest kind of memo imaginable, even by stupid memos standards – a rock album.

          • Hind Abyad

            Sarcasm..
            Vladimir Jabotinsky “The Iron Wall” ..
            🙂

          • Y K

            Did you actually read it? If so, I’m duly impressed. Not that you seem to have understood any of it. But that’s another story altogether :-).

          • Patience2

            Keep some in, keep some out.

  • Intouchable

    The Vatican, with its sagging popularity worldwide*, noted During The synod That only 2.1 per cent of Those living in Israel are Christian.

    They continue to be outnumbered by the high Jewish, Muslim birthrates and *increasing conversion of Christians to Islam.

    “Muslim convert ‘stabs controlling boyfriend to death in row about Western lifestyle’ ” [The Telegraph 03 Feb 2015]

    • 5thDrawer

      ‘Converts’ are NOT watching the #1 ‘Convert’ who studied and tried them all before this …. if one is going to join the ‘Converts League’, one SHOULD have the right information …. 😉
      Coca-Cola Generation…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-lZ7BDrqAs

      • zabada

        see Dr.Gerald Dirk on bible..you tube.Also Dr.Bert Ehrman.Both are current great Bible scholars.

        • 5thDrawer

          The question, Zabada, is: Are the ‘Scholars’ deleting the unnecessary ancient bits, and filing them into ‘ancient archives’, to be regarded as historical notes for future humans who might be interested, scholastically speaking, to look back into and say ‘Wow, imagine humans used to think THAT’! Imagine. Hohohoho

          • zabada

            holy books telling us history at the past..but not in great detail as you see in bible..of course some body added the story ..not all the verses in Bible are forged..many still intact.But many verses really make up by bad writer..That why some prophecies in Bible are true.

          • 5thDrawer

            Can we say, details ARE important?
            Little details .. some are essential to have correct. Like an airplane engine, every part must be in, and installed correctly. Details matter. All those HOLY books have too much verbosity, and people miss details.

  • Barry

    The headline is a lie. The Pope did not do/say this. An archbishop did.

    • MekensehParty

      No matter who said it, it makes sense.
      One can’t, on the basis of some ancient book, holly as it may be for some or many, claim lands eternally.
      I accept Israel as a de facto state. I do not to agree with or recognize the legendary parts.

      • 5thDrawer

        The beautiful simplicity of the one line, overrridden by many added ‘statements’.
        “There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people.” And no-one here is quoting it. Tsk.

        In the progression of the ‘One God Theories’, each has it’s basic simple theme, doesn’t it??
        Jews up first, stating their 7 tribal preferences, especially after being dumped on a lot.
        Jesus put all humans in the same basket, distributed like fish&loaves everywhere, and says ‘don’t throw stones’ unless you’re really pure.
        Mohammad comes along & agrees with that – but adds ‘All should cover women up and be followers of MINE!!’
        And after that, it’s variations on the themes which are argued.

        But they all aim for that ‘one wonderful moment’ – Armageddon.
        They all WANT it in their lifetimes.
        Which again proves the beautiful simplicity that ‘ALL’ should therefore adhere to.
        “There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people.”

        • O

          Of course in your Christian narrative only your lot are smart.

          • 5thDrawer

            Viva L’Evidence. :-))))

        • MekensehParty

          You think Barabie or Hind or Michael or Isis-smuggler (to name but a few on this site) or Hannibal (yek yek yek) are “chosen”?
          Whoever is “selecting” must be really effed up 😉

          • Hannibal

            “the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit.” — Paul

            By the same line keeping others from being “chosen” you’ve kept your sins to the limit brother Mekenseh 😉 in front of God
            and to add salt to injury, you abandoned the “chosen” people of Lebanon and became a yankee yek yek yek yekety yek

          • MekensehParty

            Yeah chosen to live in garbage, even when they’re refugees in Camden
            3a min?

          • Hannibal

            Camden? That one evades me.
            Besides there are more Americans in Lebanon than Lebanese in America… Yek yek yek

            Now the real garbage is people like you who think their shit is ice cream. 😉 Well have fun with that.

          • MekensehParty

            Camden, the NJ town that welcomed you when you landed from the refugee boat… remember?
            or you’re not even thankful for that?

          • Hannibal

            You must be telling your story… I’ve never heard of Camden before until I did a wiki search. I came to Boston as a transfer student and by the time I graduated I was getting calls from Deans begging me to teach my subject matter but I chose a different path. Am I grateful for the opportunities? Definitely. Would I have been as successful have I stayed in Lebanon or went back after graduation? Definitely. Would I be happy with the garbage smell? Definitely NOT. 😛

          • MekensehParty

            as if I give a shit
            😛

          • 5thDrawer

            A reflection, perhaps, of ALL the youth and ‘modern society’ … who care little about realities of lives when living in a plump body given everything it asks for by parents who thought they were being ‘good’ and ‘nice’ to hand over everything demanded of them – and which they could do because they had worked to achieve it, or lobbied to have it available. Which is how the concepts of ‘rights’ became so screwed up.

          • Hannibal

            I know you never did about anybody but yourself… But here is the point: You are so Lebanese you hate it. Let me tell you why… Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”
            YET you expected Lebanon to give you something like all Lebanese you are a brat who sucks on the marrow of countries but never give back. No wonder why Lebanon is a mazbaleh because it is filled with people like you who feel they are entitled.
            So my fellow mekenseh ask not what Lebanon can do for you but what you can do for Lebanon for when we all give back it will then and ONLY then flourish.

          • Hannibal

            نعترف الآن
            بأنّْا لم ننصفك ولم نرحمك
            بأنّْا لم نفهمك ولم نعذرك
            وأهديناك مكان الوردة سكيناً
            نعترف أمام الله العادل
            بأنّْا جرحناك واتعبناك
            بأنّْا أحرقناك وأبكيناك
            وحملناك أيا بيروت معاصينا
            يا بيروت
            إن الدنيا بعد ليست تكفينا
            الآن عرفنا أن جذورك ضاربة فينا
            الآن عرفنا ماذا إقترفت أيدينا
            قومي… قومي… قومي
            قومي من تحت الردم
            كزهرة لوز في نيسان
            قومي من حزنك قومي
            إن الثورة تولد من رحم الاحزان
            قومي من تحت الردم
            قومي إكراماً للغابات
            قومي إكراماً للأنهار
            قومي إكراماً للأنهار والوديان… والإنسان
            قومي إكراماً للإنسان
            قومي يا بيروت… قومي

          • MekensehParty

            while you were sucking up to the dean to give you a cafeteria job 😛 I was being held in Lebanese and Syrian interrogation rooms for simply demonstrating against the Syrian occupation. February 14, 2005 when you were trying to entice your lady for some action with a box of cheap chocolate 😛 x 2 I was among 100 scared shitless people shouting “we don’t want an army in Lebanon but the Lebanese army” so that the 2000 Lebanese soldiers around us don’t beat the shit out of us and take us back to the interrogation rooms we knew so well. In March 14, 2005, when finally your dean gave you the job of bagman and you were finally able to get that Camden trailer you always dreamed of 😛 x 3 I was holding a flag the size of a building in freedom square.
            On that same day, when I gave everything to that shitty country, suckers with the same line of thinking as you, said we needed to “protect the resistance” that same resistance that just blew hariri and dozens of Lebanese around him, who 6 days before were sucking it to Syria, when the same suckers took the lead of all that I have built and when on top of that the Lebanese, suckers in their vast majority sucked it for these suckers, I said to myself: I don’t have to live with these suckers. I have a choice, another country, another identity that brings harmony to my personal values. And so, after doing a shit ton for Lebanon while suckers like you were theorizing on blogs and doing actually nothing, I came to my new home.
            I won’t say I’m doing nothing for Lebanon now, I’m harassing all these suckers Lebanese like you and the many others on this site. My own revenge I should say.
            So suck it!
            😛 😛 😛 😛

          • Hannibal

            As if I give a shit… 😉 😛 lol

          • Anti ISIS

            That makes 2 of us. :-)))

          • MekensehParty

            @hannibal
            Here’s your terrorist buddy with whom you want to “build a country”
            Or should I say build piles of garbage together that you can blow in each other’s faces every now and then
            Great job doing what’s best for your country
            Hurryaba

          • Y K

            Respect, man (and I’m not being cynical here). And it wasn’t all in vain. At least you’ll have something to tell your grandchilren. Plus never discount the value of the ability to look in the mirror every day and not be ashamed of yourself.

          • MekensehParty

            Thanks YK
            The only thing I tell my daughter and in the future my grandkids is to stay away from Lebanese suckers like that Camden refugee up there and his yellow flavored companion

          • Y K

            Not familiar with any Lebanese refugees from Camden. There are some nice Lebanese eateries there, though. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Why are you so busy with Lebanon? Israel is not a democracy.
            A society that has rules over millions of people in a military occupation, denying them citizenship, the right to vote, and basic freedom cannot call itself a democracy.

            PS. Plus never discount the value of the ability to look in the mirror every day and not be ashamed of yourself.”

          • Y K

            “Why are you so busy with Lebanon?”

            I’m not, honestly. Though I do sympathize with those Lebanese who actually try to save the country from ruin, some even at a risk to their lives. You, on the other hand, seem pretty obsessed with Israel, for no apparent reason and despite your evidently limited intellectual capabilities.

          • Hind Abyad

            I’m, not running after you, you are.. i find you obsessive.

          • Y K

            So we disagree on that as well. It seems the only thing we seem to share is our common love for the French culture and language. 🙂 Donc bisous et à la prochaine.

          • Hind Abyad

            Bons débarras..

          • Omega

            He actually is ashamed of himself (being Lebanese/from Lebanon).

          • Omega

            “that same resistance that just blew hariri”

            According to United Press International, Stratfor’s report on the Hariri crime concluded that the Lebanese assassinations were “so sophisticated that few in the world could have done it.” Burton told UPI that only five nations had such advanced resources- Israel, US, Britain, France and Russia.

            “Israeli intelligence is standing behind this crime,” claimed German criminologist Juergen Cain Kuelbel. In his book “Hariri’s Assassination: Hiding Evidence in Lebanon” he wrote: “Syria is innocent and has nothing to do with that crime or the other assassinations.” Kuelbel discovered that the jamming system used to disable the Hariri convoy’s electronic shield was manufactured by Netline Technologies Ltd of Tel Aviv, an Israeli company co-developed with the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli law enforcement agencies, and sold through European outlets.”

            “Several of the UNIIIC’s prime witnesses have admitted to perjury, accusing the US-Israeli backed Lebanese government of bribery and foul play. Witness Hussam Taher Hussam claimed Future Movement MP Saad Hariri (son of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri) offered him $1.3m USD to incriminate top Syrian officials. Witness Ibrahim Michel Jarjoura said he was assaulted and forced to lie by Lebanese Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamade. Star witness Zuhir Ibn Mohamed Said Saddik, who had accused Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Syrian President Bashar Assad of ordering Hariri’s murder, bragged of earning millions by falsely testifying to the UN Commission. “

            http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/02/08/the-salvador-option-in-beirut/

          • 5thDrawer

            Well Mek, I keep waiting for one shapely Montreal figure to chose me for a studio model, … but I’m not shooting everyone because it doesn’t happen and isn’t likely to. :-)))

    • 5thDrawer

      Sort of like a Democracy .. eh? ;-)) They elect Popes too … 😉

    • O

      “Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation””

      Where in that headline do you see the word “pope”??
      The Vatican is not just a pope!
      Geez

      • 5thDrawer

        He saw a guy in a pic who looked like a Pope and it scrambled his head. :-)))
        He can only tell black from white. Colours in between confuse the brain. :-))))

    • Hind Abyad

      Albert Einstein auctioned letter in 2012
      Known as the “God Letter,” the correspondence offers insights into the private thoughts about religion, God and tribalism of one of the world’s most brilliant minds.

      “For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.
      And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups … I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.”

      Einstein wrote the letter in German on January 3, 1954, on Princeton University letterhead to philosopher Erik Gutkind after he read Gutkind’s book “Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt.

      • Y K

        Einstein was a Palestinian(tm).

        • Hind Abyad

          And you’re a ‘K’ of Slavic genealogy with no connection to the Middle East.

          • Y K

            You have, at best, only a fleeting connection to common sense, and yet you seem to know all about me. A paradox of truly Einsteinian proportions,

          • Hind Abyad

            We have spoken before..

          • Y K

            You seem to confuse “commenting on a Disqus thread” with “speaking” or “talking”. It’s not really the same.

          • Hind Abyad

            French is my first language, stop fussing.

          • O

            I could’ve sworn daft mare is your first “language”!
            But anyway, if French is your first braying, then why aren’t you braying on a French site!!?

            Let me guess, you couldn’t get away with the deception you get away on here.

          • Y K

            Mais non, je ne veux pas faire des histoires. Pas du tout. 🙂

          • O

            Lol you should

          • O

            Cook: “hinds spoken English is surprisingly much better than her online English”!

          • Alexi

            LOL!!

      • Barry

        Yeah, Einstein was an agnostic Jew and changed his mind about moving there, preferring a comfortable home in Princeton instead. Israel should definitely disband now. You win!

        • 5thDrawer

          Can’t say he wasn’t smart. ;-)))

        • Hind Abyad

          Always the victim..only victim are the “shosen.. what a comic.

          • O

            You are the chosen victim of deception and impersonation.
            As if you don’t know how to spell “shosen “, you deceptive little slag.

            Cook: “hinds spoken English is surprisingly much better than her online English”!
            Deceptive slut

  • Writing in 1938 of the responsiblity that lay upon civilization to alleviate the suffering of Jews in Germany, George Antonius uttered this prophetic warning. “To place the brunt of the burden upon Arab Palestine is a miserable evasion of the duty that lies upon the whole of the civilized world… No code of morals can justify the persecution of one people in an attempt to relieve the persecution of another. The cure for the eviction of the Jews from Germany is not to be sought in the eviction of the Arabs from their homeland; and the relief of the Jewish distress may not be accomplished at the cost of inflicting a corresponding distress upon an innocent and peaceful population.” ( In memoriam to George Antonius, aptly, I nickname him “Haroun Al Rashid, affectionately, for his prophetic foresight and ennobling vision)

  • The ICC has received the Palestinian complaint. But it must be recognized that the real complaining party at the bar is civilization. Civilization is asking whether law is so laggard as to be utterly helpless to deal with the enormity of the Zionist state crimes against humanity. Civilization expects this tribunal to put the forces of international law, its precepts, its prohibitions and most of its sanctions on the side of humanity.

  • Here is the reason why the world looks upon the ICC to conduct its solemn proceedings on the grounds of Zionist Israel’s aggression, occupation, colonization, Zionization, detention, deportation… and most important the killing of over 500 children alone in Gaza by Israel’s indiscriminate air raids and land shelling of schools and hospitals. Israel’s war crimes are grounds for solemn proceedings intended to examine the criminal acts and to weigh the evidence of crimes against the Palestinians, in the precise sense laid down in the U.N.Charter which has been mandated to the ICC to enforce.

  • watchtowerman Мачканов
  • Patience2

    Generally, I’m not fond of Catholic dogma but, in this case, they have my sympathy.

    • O

      why do moronites hate Catholics? Case of jealousy maybe

      • Hind Abyad

        Maronites are Catholics cave dweller.

        • Hannibal

          Hit on the nail 😉 a coffin nail for O the cave dweller lol

          • Hind Abyad

            She’s ignorant acts like an 8 years old stomping his feet…Whaaaaaa..!

  • Matrix

    There is no “chosen people”, nor any “holy land” and there are no HOLY books.

    • Patience2

      I agree, there’s only HOLY MOLY!

      • Hind Abyad

        :))

  • 5thDrawer

    The newly-hired YaLibnan Monitor thanks ‘Big O’ alone for the job creation. ;-))))
    (sure has the work cut out some days …)