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  12/18/2013, Tevet 15, 5774

Arab Catholic X-Mas Message: Israel Hampering Peace


An Arab-Israeli Christian leader blasted Israel in his annual holiday speech. Jordanian-born Fouad Twal, the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem state don Wednesday, "the Israeli-Palestinian talks resumed in late July, after three years of interruption, but the efforts are hampered by the continuous building of Israeli settlements. As long as this problem is not resolved, the people of our region will suffer," he said.