Friday, February 21, 2014

Questions Continue to Loom Over Mount Zion as Pope Prepares to Visit Israel

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The Pope is coming to town and an historic agreement between Israel and the Vatican seems imminent. Reports and rumors are rife concerning the status of a Catholic shrine (the Cenacle) which sits directly above the traditional Tomb of King David. 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Office (PMO) released a statement affirming that Israel will not, despite earlier reports, give away Mount Zion -- including King David's tomb -- to the Vatican.

JewishIsrael hopes that the government denials of relinquishing land and control do not amount to red herrings, as there remain unanswered questions regarding numerous reports that the Franciscans will be granted "administrative control" of the Cenacle including the rights to hold regular Catholic Mass above the Tomb of King David...more


Batya said...

Ellen, thanks so much for posting!!! Shabbat Shalom and tizki li'mitzvot!

Anonymous said...

Thank G-d he isn't giving it to the Pope. It would be like giving Geronimos' bones to American and in this way subjugating the Indian nation forever under the authority of a different nation. However, Nostradamus says that the dogs of war will come to bark when the Pope changes nations. So, maybe he will convert and become Jewish. Why not? Not everyone is fortunate enough to have been born a Jew. :-)