Vatican recognizes the state of Palestine and puts unified religion program at risk

Pope Francis salutes the faithful during his weekly general audience in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Since the beginning of his tenure as the head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis has undergone a program of attempting to bring all religions, including those of Islam and Judaism, under one banner.  But this project may suddenly be at risk as on May 13, the Vatican announced they are recognizing the Palestinian state, and are forcing Israel to choose between growing isolation from the Western world, or once and for all seeking a solution to the two state problem.

Contrary to much of the false propaganda preached about the region over the past 70 years, the land now named Israel had been known as Palestine ever since Titus defeated the Jews in 70 A.D. and renamed the biblical land as punishment for their rebellion against Rome.  And it was only after World War II and and the fulfillment of the plans of the Zionist movement and the Rothschild family, that laid the foundations for a re-establishment of a Jewish homeland on the backs of the people who had lived in the region for nearly two millennia.


The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has switched its diplomatic allegiance from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. It was finalized days before the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to visit Pope Francis. – Russia Today

Besides geo-political consequences, this move by the Vatican has potential prophetic ones as well.  In the biblical ‘End Times’, the world will reign under a single religion held by the authority of an anti-Christ figure, and the one who speaks for this deceiver is given the title of the false prophet.  And whether the historic election of a Jesuit to the Papacy for the first time in history has true prophetic meaning is still uncertain, but in the short time that Pope Francis has held office, great changes have already taken place to try to bring the ecclesiastical side of society under a singular apostolic roof.

The real reasons that Arab world hates Israel are based more on the establishment of Zionism than it is over the Jew as an individual or culture.  In fact, there is a great deal of evidence that shows that certain sects and people of Jewish descent have been treated much better under the authority of Iran and the former government of Iraq, than they are today under the Ashkenazi rule in Israel proper.  And it is this politically based authority that the primary hatred from the Arabs is focused upon, as historically, it has been the catalyst for two world wars, and the breakup of the former Islamic caliphate that reigned during the time of the Ottoman empire.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.