An unfortunate statement from the Vatican...
Here's a further update to the story about the Vatican not condemning terrorism against Israel.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican envoy to Israel on Monday and complained that Benedict "deliberately" didn't mention a July 12 suicide bombing in Netanya while referring to recent terror strikes in Egypt, Britain, Turkey andThis statement is hard to believe. Does the Vatican really believe that terrorism against Israel is morally equivalent to trying to defend herself? No one is asking the Vatican to condemn every single act...but why NOT acknowledge the terrorism that Israel faces every day????
"It's not always possible to immediately follow every attack against Israel with a public statement of condemnation," a statement from the Vatican press office said Thursday night, "and (that is) for various reasons, among them the fact that the attacks against Israel sometimes were followed by immediate Israeli reactions not always compatible with the rules of international law."
"It would thus be impossible to condemn the first (the terror strikes) and let the second (Israeli retaliation) pass in silence," said the statement, which had an unusually blistering tone for the Holy See.