Just when you come to some sort of understanding that the German population of today bears no guilt for the Holocaust,along comes todays news re. the visiting German Bishops(to Israel).
After visiting both Yad Vashem and Ramallah, they compared the latter to the Holocaust wherein their ancestors systematically exterminated 6 million Jews.In essence a repitition of the Islamic claim that Jews are Nazis.
Having visited the extermination camps ,and as many historic sites related to the systematic Germanic plots to annhilate every LAST LIVING JEW. I find their statements incredulous.,and intolerable.
All of the economic and military hardship of the Palestinians,are self imposed.What did they do with the Gaza area handed to them on a silver plate by Israel.They destroyed the farms and orchids and set up rocket firing areas,to be used to fire missiles into Israel.Perhaps the Bishops would like to help Israel,by performing last rites, when they commit political and national suicide by returning all of Israel to Hamas etc.
Yet,having visited Germany within the year,I do not ascribe these beliefs or statements to young Germans,or the Government.Rather, this is an open manifestation of long held feelings by many in the Church hierarchy.
The Church,cannot come to grips with the survival of the Jewish people and the Jewish State despite spurning their theology.It is time for Rome to open up their basement vaults ,and return the looted articles taken from the Holy Temple to their rightful owners in Jerusalem.
WHILE ORTHODOX JEWISH THEOLOGY FORBIDS INTER-RELIGIOUS THEOLOGICAL DISCUSSION, THESE COMMENTS HAVE PLACED A DAMPER ON MUTUAL NON-THEOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS.
This months Commentary Magazine presents a well written artcle by Meir Soloveichik on an approach to the religions living together.The Bishops would do well reading the article,