The Right of Jews to Return to the Land of Their Ancestors
must be understood that Jews, who for 2,000 years were dispersed
among the nations of the world, had decided to return to the land
of their ancestors. This is their right.
this right is recognized even by those who look upon the nation
of Israel with an unsympathetic eye. This right was also recognized
from the outset by the Holy See, and the act of establishing diplomatic
relations with Israel is simply an international affirmation of
trust, that with the approach of the year 2000, Jerusalem will become
the city of peace for the entire world and that all the people will
be able to meet there, in particular the believers in the religions
that find their birthright in the faith of Abraham.
April 3, 1994
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