Yossi Schwartz ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 23.11.2023
The families of the Israeli prisoners in the hands of Hamas went to the Vatican to solicit the help of the pope. He received them and repeated his calls to free those being held.
“Later that day at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square, he spoke of the meetings, saying he felt the pain of both sides. He said that this is what wars do. But here we have gone beyond wars. This is not war. This is terrorism. He asked for prayers so that both sides would “not go ahead with passions, which, in the end, kill everyone.”
“On Wednesday, those who met with the pope said he condemned Hamas’ action as terror but also quoted him as saying that “terror should not justify terror.” They also quoted him as using the word “genocide” to describe the situation in Gaza.
For this, in a harsh statement on Thursday, the Council of the Assembly of Italian Rabbis (ARI) accused the pope of “publicly accusing both sides of terrorism.”
It went on to accuse unnamed “Church leaders” of not condemning the Hamas attack and of “putting the aggressor and the attacked on the same plane in the name of a supposed impartiality. The Italian rabbis questioned the worth of “decades of Jewish-Christian dialog” if when Jews are attacked the Vatican responds with “diplomatic acrobatics.”
On Wednesday, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) thanked the pope for meeting the families of hostages and for his repeated calls to free those being held. But the AJC added: “Later in the day, he described the Israel-Hamas war as ‘beyond war’ as ‘terrorism.’ Hamas’ butchering and kidnapping of civilians is terrorism. Israel’s self-defense is not. Vatican, please clarify
.”In a statement, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a US-based Zionist human rights organization, called on the pope “not to forget that all the loss and suffering since October 7th stems from the intolerable actions of Hamas.”It said all the suffering and loss of both the families of hostages and civilians in Gaza was “on the hands of the Hamas terrorists who, on October 7th, inflicted in the most brutal way, the worst mass murder of Jews since the defeat of Nazi Germany and World War II” 
Thus, the Zionists are attacking the Vatican and accusing the pop as anti-Semitic. Thus, the Zionists are not only Islamophobic but Christianophobic. For them, except Biden and the far- right evangelists, the whole world is anti-Sematic. To speak sarcastically the only small question is when will they decide to liberate the Vatican by sending the Zionist Airforce and bulldozers. After all the Vatican does not have an Airforce and tanks but only the Swiss Guard and Israel has the right to defend itself, they will say.