Appeal From Latin Patriarchate for Israel to Withdraw Occupation of Palestinian Lands

From Latin Patriarchate’s Media Officer Saher Kawas: On July 19, 2018, the Israeli parliament approved the “Jewish Nation-State Law”, a law which one of its eleven clauses reads “the state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation”. This Basic Law also declares that the “land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, where they exercise national self-determination”, but fails to define the borders of this land.

Both the Latin Patriarchate and the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land called on the Israeli government to rescind the law, pointing out that it “totally ignores the fact that there is another people, the Palestinian Arabs” and that it “directly contravenes the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, as well as Israel’s own Declaration of Independence.” Appeal is here