Prominent rabbi blasts Israel’s treatment of the Vatican
Catholic World News - January 19, 2010
Describing Israel’s behavior towards the Holy See since 1994 as “outrageous,” Rabbi David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee's Department of Interreligious Affairs, said that “any [other] country would have threatened to withdraw its ambassador long ago over Israel's failure to honor agreements.”
Since diplomatic relations were established in 1994, “the state has not ratified an agreement recognizing the Church's legal status,” Rabbi Rosen noted.
“Most people don't know that almost every current problem in Vatican-Jewish relations began not with Pope Benedict, but with his predecessor Pope John Paul II, who is now seen as a saint by Jews,” he added.
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