The Pope, King David and Israel

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

Christianity and Islam are not natural allies. They appear to have little in common.

True, they both read the Old Testament. They both refer to Moses.

But Islam does not accept the Christian Trinity. Islam doesn’t believe that god can be split into three ‘entities’. Islam says that’s a sin.

Christianity and Islam seem more like natural enemies. In fact, they have been killing each other since the Crusades. Today, inside Arab-held territories, Muslims still kill Christians.

Muslims kill Christians. Muslims drive Christian Arabs away from their homes. Muslims bomb Christian churches.

The Pope will not condemn the Muslim. He condemns Israel.

The Pope won’t condemn the Muslim because of the Jew. The Jew is more dangerous than the Muslim. He’s more dangerous because he controls Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is holy. Christians want Jerusalem because that is where they claim their god was resurrected. Muslims want Jerusalem because that is where they claim their prophet ascended to heaven.

Both want what they cannot have--because of the Jew. The Jew owns Jerusalem.

The Muslim claims the Jew is a foreign occupier. The Pope agrees.

The Pope and the Muslim want the same thing. Zion must shrink.

As the Pope arrives for a visit in the Middle East (May 24-26, 2014), he is scheduled to demand that ‘Palestine’ become a  sovereign state—at Israel’s expense (“Vatican Says Pope Will Demand 'Sovereign Palestine’ ”, Arutz Sheva, May 22, 2014). Among other things (see below), he will demand that the Jew divide Jerusalem.

On this trip, the Pope will exercise Catholic diplomacy. He will ignore Muslim attacks against Christians. He will criticize Israel. He might even overlook the Muslim reign of terror against Arab Christians that has become so bad it threatens to make all Arab-controlled territories Jesus-free.

The Pope will not confront the Muslim. He will join with him. In the name of a Muslim ‘peace’ he will blame Israel for the Muslim terror against Arab Christians.

He comes to Israel to energize the Church’s friendship with the Muslim. That friendship began with the 1965 Second Vatican Council.  During that Council, the Church declared a new position towards Muslims. In a document titled, “NOSTRA AETATE”, the Church made it official: it would regard the Muslim ‘with esteem’. It would put aside old quarrels and hostilities.  It urged Catholic and Muslim alike to forget the past and to work together “for mutual understanding… and…social justice”.

On May 24, 2014, the Pope landed in the Middle East to do just that—promote justice for the Muslim. He will do that by demanding that Zion be chopped in half.

He will demand that Jews surrender ancestral Jewish land. He will demand a Church ‘presence’ in the Jewish King David’s Tomb.

The Pope has much to like about the Arabs he visits. For one thing, the Church and the ‘Palestinians’ are UN soul-mates: only the Vatican and ‘Palestine’ are called UN ‘Non-Member observer States.’

Second, the Vatican shares a special distinction with Saudi Arabia and other Arab Muslim countries: only the Vatican and these countries are, essentially, Judenrein--Jew-free.

Mahmoud Abbas, ruler of the Palestinian Authority, is eager to join this exclusive club. He has already stated that when his ‘Palestine’ becomes an official state it, too, will be Jew-free.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Still, a Christian-Muslim alliance is uneasy at best. But in Israel, such an alliance works—for now.

Church officials openly join with Muslims to blame Israel for Arab anti-Christian attacks. The Pope will join with Mahmoud Abbas and refer in his speeches to the ‘State of Palestine’.

Arabs control more than 99 per cent of the Middle East. Israel is surrounded by a sea of hate. But the Arab is unapologetic. He wants more. He wants Israel. He wants Zion. He wants Zion’s heart, Jerusalem.

The Pope agrees. He will help. The Muslim is that ‘esteemed’, the Jew that un-esteemed.

The Jews don’t count. They are no longer the people of G-d. As the Second Vatican Council declared, Christians are the new people of god.

The new people of god want the old people of god to leave.

More than 3,000 years ago, the Jewish King David of Israel wrote about the Pope and the Arab. He did that when he wrote of Edom and Yishmael. Our Heritage teaches that the Church descends from Edom and the Arab descends from Yishmael.

Kind David wrote (Psalm 83):

“O G-d, do not hold yourself silent…behold, your foes are in uproar and those who hate You have raised their head. Against Your nation they plot deviously; they take counsel against those sheltered by You. They say, come, let us cut them off from nationhood…they take counsel against You…they strike a covenant against You—the tents of Edom and Yishmaelites.”

Edom is the Church. Yishmael is the Arab.

O, G-d. Be not silent.