Day: December 17, 2011

The Vatican Demands Control of A Large Section of The Old City of Jerusalem

Jimmy Deyoung 90x115by Jimmy DeYoung

As the ongoing peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians continues to falter, the Vatican has demanded control over the religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem and the surrounding area warning the peace negotiators that they must tackle the issue of the status of these holy sites. The Vatican warned that there will be no peace if the question of the holy sites is not resolved and the sacred and unique character of these areas must be safeguarded and it can only be done with an internationally guaranteed agreement.

The Vatican wants Israel to relinquish sovereignty over the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site, and internationalize the city of Jerusalem, a plan that the Israelis reject outright.