Israel and Palestine 101November 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Tags: anti-semitism, human-rights, Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace, middle-east, Palestine, the Holocaust
Well, after that last endless post on the US Catholic Church and contraception, you’ll be pleased to know that this one is going to be very short.
I have to confess that there’s a whole lot I don’t understand about the struggle between Israel and Palestine. In addition, I’m a Catholic, and Catholic anti-semitism before Vatican II contributed a good deal to the Holocaust, and thus, to the creation of this struggle. Furthermore, Catholics comprised 60% of the Nazi army. And the Vatican helped various Nazis to escape Europe after World War II.
As a result, I don’t take a position for or against Israel.
Today, however, I received through the internet a link to a six-minute film made by a Jewish group, Jewish Voice for Peace, that helps to clarify the struggle between Israel and Palestine. You may want to take a look at it. Also, on the Jewish Voice for Peace webpage, there’s a section devoted to “Israel/Palestine 101.” Maybe you’ll want to read that, too.
As a Catholic, I figure I should just shut up about Israel and Palestine. But I’m glad to hear what some peace-loving Jews have to say about it.