I wouldnt agree with that characterization. It is sloppy, and its possible it could be malicious. Personally, I view individual Vatican statements as largely irrelevant politically, though they can be opinion shaping. I do think the Vatican practices moral equivalency with regard to the conflict, an ongoing dispute between the Vatican and Israel which Im not all that interested in getting into on this thread, but I dont think thats based on any historical toward Jews, rather an institutional bias against Israel, a state in an area theyd like to influence with which theyve had choppy diplomatic relations.
Personally I wouldnt characterize Horowitz or Frontpage as anti-Catholic based on that blog entry, but I admit I dont consider Hillary an anti-semite either.
posted on 07/21/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT
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A reasonable assessment - your reference to the Vatican being frustrated by its inability to exert geopolitical influence in favor of the Catholic communities in Israel, Lebanon and Syria is insightful.
posted on 07/21/2006 8:12:00 AM PDT
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