In a move making many Catholics scratch their heads worldwide, the Vatican has comeÂ out WednesdayÂ announcing their intentions to sign a treaty to recognize the “state of Palestine.”
This gesture lends significant symbolic weight to the group of peopleÂ who have vowed to wipe Israel off the map, puzzling many in the Christian community, and sucker punching Israel right in the gut.
Israelâ€™s Foreign Ministry spoke of the Vatican’s decision, saying that the recognition wouldÂ Â â€œnot advance the peace process.â€
â€œEven this philo-Semitic pope, this pope who cares about the Jews, even he doesnâ€™t get it,â€ said David Horovitz, editor of The Times of Israel news site stated. â€œEvery time something like this happens, thereâ€™s this sense of anguish. Why donâ€™t you understand? We want to separate from the Palestinians, but on terms that donâ€™t threaten our security.â€
Many took to social media to express their outrage over the decision, calling it a betrayal to the country of Israel.
Vatican to Sign First Treaty With â€œState of Palestineâ€: This is a massive betrayal of Israel and all free peop… http://t.co/DIkgu2YqZ6
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) May 14, 2015
Unfathomable that the Vatican would recognize "The State of Palestine", where Jews and Christians are persecuted by Islamic extremists.
— Eli Rubenstein (@EliRubenstein) May 13, 2015
@AP I didn't know there was a state of Palestine. I know the state of terrorists.
— Rev. Angel L. Pagan (@Riskylooks) May 13, 2015
— 50ShadesOfPissedOff (@GunnetteP) May 13, 2015
7 years of tribulation will begin the Antichrist is about to force Israel to sign the new peace treaty . Who knew… http://t.co/4QGUV460H6
— Michelle K. Lawrence (@Stlyistmichelle) May 14, 2015
What do you think? Do you agree with the Vatican’sÂ decision?
H/T [Washington Examiner]