Three headlines, which may or may not be connected, caught my eye today:
1. The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has cut its ties with the Vatican, in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to reinstate a holocaust-denying bishop;
2. The Israeli government has cut ties with Venezuela and expelled its diplomats, in the wake of Venezuela’s similar act against Israel;
3. The UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto did not show up to his organization’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, after U.S. Jewish leaders threatened to publicly walk out if he used the opportunity to attack Israel.
Question for Commenters: Is there a pattern here?