First, they blast Italian marchers who stomp on the Israeli flag.
In a news article about the march, the L’Osservatore Romano newspaper called the anti-Israel protests a “serious and disgusting offense.”
“To offend a flag means to offend the people for whom it is a symbol, and therefore in this case it was an offense to the entire Jewish people, precisely on the day in which we celebrate liberation from their infamous oppressors,” L’Osservatore wrote.
and the irony here?
The protesters reportedly were angered by the presence in the march of Israeli flags in honor of members of the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, which helped liberate Italy.
Then, yesterday, an important representative of the Vatican in Israel – the custodian of all their property in Israel – spoke publicly about the unfortunate actions of a Pope during the Holocaust.
Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land…Speaking in Hebrew at a conference at Tel Aviv University on the actions of the Church during the Holocaust…criticized “church leaders, including those of the highest level, who did not adopt a courageous stand in the evangelical spirit in the face of the Nazi regime.”