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Catholics urged to contact Clinton about Israeli commission report

July 24, 2012

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are calling upon Catholics to contact Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton so that she may “continue to urge the Government of Israel to reject the findings of the Levy Commission Report.”

According to an action alert released by the USCCB and CRS, “the Commission declared that all Jewish settlements are legal, even those ruled illegal by the Israeli Supreme Court. If the report is adopted, it could undermine a two-state solution to the Holy Land conflict and preclude the establishment of a viable Palestinian state living in peace alongside a recognized and secure Israel.”

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and believe that any actions that undermine a negotiated peace between the two parties, such as the Levy Report, must be challenged,” the action alert added.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 24, 2012 9:32 PM ET USA

    Is not the Catholic Church in Israel capable of managing its own affairs with the support of the Vatican? Do they really want or need the interference of the USCCB and CRS?

  • Posted by: rpp - Jul. 24, 2012 3:16 PM ET USA

    Foolish little me does not want to get in the middle of this. I believe the bishops of the USCCB should follow this same course.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 24, 2012 10:25 AM ET USA

    Invaded by its Arab neighbors any number of times and having yet another sworn enemy create a state next to it and the USCCB/CRS wants Israel to give up more? Perhaps it would do them well to remember that Arafat was no peacemaker nor friend of Israel and there is unlikely to ever be peace between the two.