WJC leaders ask Pope to denounce delegitimization of Israel

December 10, 2010 18:22

The leadership of the World Jewish Congress  (WJC) met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Friday, asking the pontiff to denounce the delegtimization of Israel.

"We discussed critical issues affecting world Jewry," said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder “and we expressed to the Pope how much we value the close relationship we have enjoyed with the Vatican over many years in our quest for a secure Israel and a safer future for Jews everywhere.”Benedict stated that the Church recognizes the deep and historical connection of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland, the Holy Land, going back to the time of Abraham, and expressed his commitment to help foster understanding of the bond between the nation of Israel and the land of Israel among people throughout the world.

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