According to the reports, Israel will give the Holy See possession of the Coenaculum, or the Room of the Last Supper (also known as the Upper Room or the Cenacle), on Mount Zion. In exchange, Israel is to gain control of a 12th-century synagogue in Toledo, Spain, which is currently the Santa Maria la Blanca Church, says the Times of London. The synagogue became a church during the 15th-century expulsion of Jews from Spain.Read the article (Ha'Aretz, via the Palestine Chronicle)
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Israel to Hand Control of Christian Site to Vatican
Knowing just how delicate the balance is between the various bodies that jealous guard their hold on the different sites in the Holy Land, this seems to be an interesting development. Especially the "tit-for-tat" with the synagogue in Toledo.