Israel Wants To Give Mount Zion And The Tomb Of David To The Vatican?

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Tomb Of David On Mount ZionWhat would make Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu want to hand over Mount Zion and the Tomb of David to the Vatican?  One member of the Knesset has publicly stated that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef has informed him that Netanyahu has formally asked for halakhic permission to give the Tomb of David to the Roman Catholic Church.  And there have been persistent rumors of secret negotiations between the Israeli government and the Vatican regarding Mount Zion and the Tomb of David.  So why would Netanyahu want to do such a thing?  In any peace deal with the Palestinians, the Tomb of David and the Mount Zion complex should remain under Israeli control.  So what is Netanyahu thinking?


Of course the Israeli government is formally denying that there is a secret deal in the works, but that has not stopped the media in Israel from reporting on these persistent rumors for months.  For example, here is a brief excerpt from a recent Arutz Sheva article

Is there a secret deal between the Vatican and Israel to transfer control over King David’s Tomb to the Catholic church? An investigative report in Makor Rishon cites La Stampa Vatican Insider journalist Andrea Tornielli as saying that the deal has been nearly completed, and that Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin is in charge of the negotiations with the Vatican, but Israel denies any such deal.

And as I mentioned above, a member of the Knesset claims that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef told him that Netanyahu has requested formal permission to give the Tomb of David to the Vatican…

A Knesset Member said Thursday that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef told him that the Prime Minister’s bureau contacted him and asked to grant halakhic permission for Israel to hand over the Tomb of David to the Vatican.

In fact, that same article states that the entire Mount Zion complex could end up being transferred into the hands of the Vatican…

The MKs were unanimous in declaring that they intend to do everything within their power to forestall any attempt to hand over the Tomb to the Vatican. There are also reports that not just the Tomb, but the entire Mount Zion compound is up for transfer. The MKs made clear that the zone is under Israeli sovereignty and will remain so.

There have been reports, recently, of a secret negotiation channel between the Vatican and the Israeli government, regarding the Tomb – and especially its second floor, which the Vatican calls the “Room of the Last Supper” – and the Mount Zion compound.

This is pretty startling stuff.  For a long time, the Vatican has been positioning itself to take control of more holy sites in Jerusalem.  But the genesis for this idea may have actually come from the U.S. State Department.  As WND reported last December, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry envisions the holy sites in Jerusalem being under international control…

Secretary of State John Kerry quietly presented a U.S. plan for eastern Jerusalem that calls for an international administrative mandate to control holy sites in the area, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli diplomatic sources.

The exact composition of the international mandate is up for discussion, the sources said, but Kerry’s plan recommended a coalition that includes the Vatican, together with a group of Muslim countries such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

If the Vatican does gain control of more of the holy sites in Jerusalem, it would move even farther in the direction of being regarded as “the top religious authority in the world”.  This certainly would not bother Pope Francis.  In fact, he seems to be quite eager to do what he can to bring the religions of the world together.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “Pope Francis And The Emerging One World Religion“.

These secret negotiations between the Israeli government and the Vatican could also be an indication that peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians are not dead.  Netanyahu talks tough, but he has also publicly stated that he is “prepared to make historic peace with our Palestinian neighbors“.

And the U.S. State Department is certainly applying as much pressure as it can in order to get a “peace deal” rammed through.  In particular, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry seems to spend an extraordinary amount of time twisting the arm of Israel.  Just the other day, he went so far as to threaten that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if the peace talks fail…

In what may be a sign of his frustration over the failure of his peace efforts, The Daily Beast revealed on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.

The comments were made by Kerry during a meeting with influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday. The Daily Beast obtained a recording of the comments.

According to the report, Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America.

After making such a comment, Kerry should have been immediately forced to resign, but of course that did not happen.

Instead, officials from the State Department continue to turn up the heat on Israel.  Just consider what some “anonymous U.S. officials” recently told the Times Of Israel

American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come what may — either via international organizations or through violence.

Speaking on condition of anonymity to Nahum Barnea, a prominent columnist from Israel’s best-selling daily Yedioth Aharonoth, the officials highlighted Netanyahu’s ongoing settlement construction as the issue “largely to blame” for the failure of Secretary of State John Kerry’s July 2013-April 2014 effort to broker a permanent peace accord.

They made plain that US President Barack Obama had been prepared to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard to salvage the talks. And they warned that “the world will not keep tolerating the Israeli occupation.”

But for any peace agreement to work, it isn’t just the Palestinian Authority that Israel has to deal with.

Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, and Hamas seems entirely uninterested in peace.  Just consider what one of the top leaders of Hamas said on Saturday

Hamas will never recognise Israel and will not accept the conditions laid out by the Middle East peacemaking Quartet, according to the Islamist movement’s deputy leader.

Speaking late on Saturday, Mussa Abu Marzuq said Hamas, which recently signed a reconciliation deal with the Western-backed Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank, would never agree to recognise Israel.

We will not recognise the Zionist entity,” he said at a press conference in Gaza City.

Could he have been any clearer?  The truth is that peace with Israel is absolutely antithetical to everything that Hamas stands for.  The following are just a few quotes from the Hamas Charter

-“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

-“The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf [Holy Possession] consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it or any part, or abandon it or any part of it.”

-“The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews [and kill them]; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

Sure, we will probably see a U.S.-brokered peace deal within the next year or two.

But it won’t bring lasting peace.

Instead, it will just set the stage for the next major war in the Middle East.

So what are your thoughts on all of this?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

  • Kim

    They’ll be gathered together all right. To their swift destruction.

    • Hammerstrike

      Vatican official: Mr Netanyahu, what is that ticking sound coming from the Tomb of David?
      Netanyahu: ….It is a a clock, to measure the time.
      Vatican official: Yes but why?
      Netanyahu: Oh nothing to worry about, I won´t spoil the surprise but I can safely promise you that you will not be disappointed.
      It will happen on the 4th of July, just make sure to bring everyone of importance to witness it.

      • Kim

        cashed strapped nations turning their attention toward cash-rich religion. Israel doesn’t care about religious monuments and symbols– they only care about money. eventually, all nations will help themselves to Vatican money. JMO

  • krinks

    Recall the Old Testament prophecies of the end times. They say that only half of the city will be invaded with the women there “ravished”. They will already control the other half. This fits with an international peace deal that permits a rebuilding of the Temple. A thing the Antichrist will do.

    • Beacon of Truth

      My Bible says no such thing. King James.

      • krinks

        Zechariah 14 (KJV): Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

        • Beacon of Truth

          Your argument presupposes a number of facts which are not evident.

          Your statement “This fits with an international peace deal that permits a rebuilding of the Temple. A thing the Antichrist will do.” is unsupported by Zechariah 14.

    • Jon

      The Abomination of Desolation.

  • el guapo

    For a complete explanation of what is going on with the Vatican please check out “Walter Veith / Total Onslaught” the complete series of which can be accessed on youtube.

  • Magdiel

    It seems like Israel is once again going to face punishment for still not recognising Christ as the true Messiah.

    • uUDintBillit

      Dude, this is patently absurd.
      There is a pre-ordained configuration of regions designed after WWII. If Netanyahoo surrenders the Tomb of David and the Mount Zion complex to the Vatican..well, you should be able to calculate from here. One World Utopia(UNWO); peace throughout the World somehow hinges upon Israel bowing to a global commission.,,,which is another absurdity.
      Whomever they is? they can f’n stuff it. Pay attention. We are not defeated; we are fighting a paper war which demands the attention of everyone involved…including you. Be a PITA; write, call, act like a tool and help; it should be easier than ever; you have a computer, IC; get busy!
      Resist we much.

    • boyscout

      jews are not waiting for or serving mangods or converting or any of the other false prophecy garbage. If they wish to steal Israel from the jews they will have to fight for it. If there are traitors who would sell them out, there has always been but consider what has always been their fate for choosing to run with evil. There is right and there is wrong and man chooses at his peril if he is wrong

  • DJohn1

    Could there be a ulterior motive? The remains of David, by now should be nothing but dust. Or at least down to bones.
    But if there is DNA there . . .
    Then there is a way of telling just who are David’s actual descendents. That would include someone like Joseph(stepfather), Mary(his mother), and any brothers and sisters. All of which are dead and buried somewhere in Israel.
    Then there is the vanity of owning the Tomb. The tomb of the most famous King of all Israel. What ever happened to Solomon’s remains?
    Muslims and Jews both claim Abraham as their ancestor.
    I think we should stay away from the Middle East all together.
    It is likely to explode taking everyone with it.
    I see Russia coming in with a huge armed force. I see that same huge armed force possibly being destroyed by some strange means. I hope I am wrong. Because out of that conflict is likely to come the monster we call the anti-Christ. Let us hope everything I am thinking is simply a nightmare on my part.
    But then, before WWII, most people had no idea about the strange new technology that made Atomic Bombs that could destroy entire cities with one missile.

  • K

    Yet another way to divide and weaken Israel. Some will think it may lead to peace, and will welcome it. Others will be furious that such a site was turned over to anyone else. Divide the people, and it is far harder to resist an outside intruder. Israel is not the only Country this is happening in. There is a lot of divide and conquer happening in the U.S. and Europe as well. The World is one big room full of gunpowder. It seems some Countries and organizations, are striking matches just as fast as they can One day that is not going to work out so well.

  • Hammerstrike

    Maybe it is going to blow.

  • Andrew

    please switch on your critical thinking, stop chasing some baseless gossip.. [and btw what’s all this baloney has to do with ‘end of the American dream’?]

  • getreal

    Israel should know from its own history that trying to “buy off” the enemy just makes them move in faster!

    2Kings 16:8
    And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

    It didn’t turn out well then for Israel and it isn’t going to now!

    • Jim Davis

      Israel IS the enemy!

  • Geezer

    The Jews say never again but it will happen again. You cannot be in bed with satanist and expect to be alive in the morning.

    • V

      Most prophetic Geezer.

  • Donna Sherwood

    did he ask for halakhic permission or did he ask if there was any justification for such and under what conditions ? subtle differences in terms of what he is exposed to and expected to respond to and needs to know from a secular and religious perspective. I expect a little bit more of this site aside from sensationalism proving one’s view. Stop being an asshole mr. synder it is getting tiresome.

  • Allan Elliott

    Just as the CIA created Al Qaeda, Israeli Mossad created Hamas. The Israeli controlled Mossad creates violence against Israel to justify it’s attacks and land grabs.

    It’s all a show.

  • The OGS

    “Israel Wants To Give Mount Zion And The Tomb Of David To The Vatican?”
    No, of course they don’t. But the Vatican has in fact asked for them…
    Why does your title make it sound like it’s Israel’s idea?

  • The OGS

    The wicked and perverted Babylon shall fall.

    • Kim

      it’s already fallen. destruction awaits.

  • Colin

    I wasn’t offended by Sec. Kerry’s statements. When I did research into becoming a Jew, I studied the history of Israel. The Israeli Arabs and Bedouin who live in that country are treated as second class citizens, and are denied the right to join the country’s military. It has been known for a long time that the Jewish birthrate is not on par with the non-Jewish birthrate, and, at some point in this century, there will be more non-Jews than Jews. Either the Jews will give more rights to their non-Jew neighbors, or they will be governing a growing population that has been abused and neglected since 1948. Some have even expressed the idea that a Jewish state will simply cease to exist, save in name only, by century’s end.

    • nan

      By centuries end I hope the true son of God is sitting on the throne in Jerusalem.

    • Israel IS an apartheid state. Anyone who taken off their government issued blinders can see that right away.

  • Andrew

    Alas, most of the comments are anti-catholic. Folks! give yourself a break, here’s why: Rabbi Skorka and Imam Abboud (both from Argentina) will come with Pope to Jerusalem by the end of May. Some forces don’t like the idea of peaceful coexistence, so propaganda crap is in full swing.

  • Thomas

    The goal of all the secret societies is to have the Pope (representative of Satan) ruling the world from Soloman’s rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem. This opens the way for Lucifer to appear upon earth PERSONATING JESUS CHRIST.

  • bas

    getreal (below) has the right idea.
    The abomination of desolation is moving into sight and will happen if real repentance doesn’t happen. Prophecy cannot fail.
    Matt 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    Mk13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
    Political leaders seem to see the strong religious leader as a potential neutral entity, capable of overseeing the holy sites… A position they will live to regret. As heard in a song (as close as I can remember)… “but if a nation have the power to protect me, might it not protect me out of all I own?” Golda Mier would be rolling over in her grave, if she knew about the compromises in the works

  • chizeled

    Some Islamic prophecies or taqiyya claims that Christ will return to walk alongside the Mahdi. I believe that the globalists are trying to pass Obama off as the Mahdi. The Vatican may then traipse a Christ impersonator out of David’s tomb to play the part of Islam’s version of Christ, Isa, to play the part of Isa/Christ/Horus reincarnated. The Mahdi can then head the political horn of the One World Government Beast while the Christ impersonator will head the religious horn of the One World Government Beast. Furthermore, I have reasons to believe that the One World Government will assassinate Pope Francis to make it appears as thought the Vision of Fatima ruse has been fulfilled. This will enable the Christ impersonator to take the helm as pope of the One World Religion.

  • Mike Tragesser

    This online blogger alleges that…. an unidentified MK told him, that…. the Chief Rabbi told him,…. that the PM told him…..and this is all taken as a fact? Of course it is all in secret. But if this is true, will it not be plainly obvious when there are Swiss Guards standing there? Ridiculous! Why are people so gullible? This blog is Journalism at its best! Let the riots begin! YAAARRRRGH! Armageddon! blah blah blah. sigh. Pick your battles wisely. Don’t believe everything you are spoon fed by unamed sources.

  • I’m Jeshu JAH Mashiach moreh-tzedek avatar, “now watch your TVs” it olam ha-ba messianic kingdom, Satan’s american roman empire is about to crumble ” FULL maximum weight of yom Kippur, all kingdoms, nations, religions were warned.