When the Pope and the “Palestinian” Arabs start working together to thwart sovereignty, it must be for real.
The return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland broke the Church’s only real philosophical proof that their take on things was correct. After all the “wandering Jew” had been so engrained in the psyche of the Church that when it collapsed in 1948 and then further took a dive in 1967, the Church has had no choice but to support “Palestinian” claims that Israel is occupying their lands.
Sovereignty would be the final nail in the proverbial coffin of the Church’s concept of is own exceptionalism. The Jews are not only back, but they have essentially reclaimed the ancestral lands that were stolen from them, proving the prophecies correct and breaking the assumption that was made in the early days of the Church that the Jewish people had gone into exile precisely because they did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
Keep in mind, the Church as a powerful institution has never come to terms with the Jewish State.
As sovereignty draws near, powerful forces are joining together to try to stop it from happening. But they cannot stop the train from leaving the station – it’s far too late.