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Vatican condemns anti-Israel statements
Following the recent calls from Iran for the destruction of Israel, the Vatican Press Office has issued the following statement:
"The serious events in the Holy Land over the last few days are a cause of grave concern to the Holy See which, uniting itself with the entire international community, expresses its own firm condemnation of acts of violence - the terrorist attack on Hadera and the subsequent retaliation - from whichever side they come, and of certain particularly serious and unacceptable declarations denying the right of existence to the State of Israel.
"On this occasion, the Holy See reaffirms the right of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security, each in their own sovereign State."
I am waiting eagerly to hear a similar condemnation of calls for the destruction of Israel from the Archbishop of Canterbury, and leaders of the various Churches in favour of divestment.