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Government Plan to Hand King David’s Tomb to the Vatican?

Rumors prompted Minister Tzipi Hotovely to write a query on the matter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Orthodox Jew at King David's Tomb in Old City of Jerusalem.

Orthodox Jew at King David's Tomb in Old City of Jerusalem.
Photo Credit: Mendy Hechtman / Flash 90

Is there a deal in the works to hand the Tomb of King David over to the Vatican?

Rumors of such an agreement appear to have enough substance to have prompted Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) to write a query to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Hotovely reminded the prime minister of the importance of the tomb of the Biblical monarch, noting its sanctity to the Jewish nation. She warned Netanyahu not to make the same mistake with King David’s Tomb that previous administrations made with the Temple Mount – that is, handing sovereignty over the sacred site to a foreign power.

In the case of the Temple Mount, the Jordanian-linked Islamic Waqf Authority controls all matters over the site, even though it is located in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City and is the holiest place in the Jewish faith. Because the Waqf is in control, Jewish access to the Temple Mount is severely restricted – and Hotovely warned Netanyahu that handing the Tomb of King David to the Roman Catholic Vatican could create exactly the same situation for Jews there too.

There has not yet been any announced response to Hotovely’s letter.

Although an Israeli government source has denied any intention of transferring control over the site to the Vatican, other sources have said otherwise – including journalist Gulio Meotti, an editorial contributor to Arutz Sheva, who maintains there is truth to the rumors a deal is still in the works.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian began her career in journalism out of boredom while earning a BA in Mass Communication, creating a news department at SCSU's radio station because all the disc jockey positions were filled. In addition to her former position as a Jewish Press columnist and senior correspondent and editor at Arutz-7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and numerous other media outlets.

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132 Responses to “Government Plan to Hand King David’s Tomb to the Vatican?”

  1. I don’t believe this

  2. Max Aaron says:

    They have no right to give it away.

  3. Max Aaron says:

    They have no right to give it away.

  4. Kathy Boling says:

    What ! this better never happen …they will feel the Wrath of HaShem !

  5. This should not take place

  6. I hope is just rumors! Don’t divide the land!

  7. Sharon Love says:

    No this will up set GOD…

  8. Sissy Jordan says:

    WHY???? Do not tempt thy God!!!

  9. Kris Romero says:

    Michele Kemberling

  10. Kris Romero says:

    Mary Boros Diana Mylek Frank Kemberling

  11. Why would they even consider it?. The Vatican?…. NO! You cannot let that happen Israel!.C’mom now!….Think!

  12. Angee Sluder says:

    King David’s Tomb should remain solely in Jewish hands!

  13. Cynthia Lang says:

    I agree this is a Hebrew treasure…but if it is safer in Vatican hands? I’m just thinking of having it preserved for eternity. As long as its value isn’t demeaned by the transfer of ownership.

  14. The Vatican?…why should that be?

  15. Gene Strong says:

    Has israel.lost.its mind ??

  16. James Moden says:

    And why would Israel want to do this? It makes no sense at all.

  17. Hank Lukas says:

    Why is King David tonb going over to the Vatican, i thought King David is the King of the Jews. We do wear the Star of David. This doesn’t make sense.

  18. your going to hand over king David’s to the mother of harlot’s

  19. Jack Pinski says:

    What ????????????????????????????????

  20. That would be nice, sure why not?

  21. No I dont think so, after all Francis Works for him

  22. its been done by s peres.

  23. Janet Warne says:

    For what purpose?

  24. Deb Adams says:

    Don’t do it. They want all.

  25. Susie Gilpin says:

    What idiot thought this up.

  26. I surely hope not, Israel every single square inch of the land belongs to Israel and the Jewish People only.

  27. King David’s Tomb in Jewish hands is well and it’s just (although the christians love King David and we consider as a great prophet, king, and poet of God) but The Cenacle should be delivered to the Holy See as a gesture of goodwill. Holy Land should be the land of God, land of peace, in which we all recognize as brothers and sisters. Land open at all. We love Holy Land too and Jerusalem is our home. Greetings in God and blessings.

  28. I should hope not. The Vatican, the greedy, theology mofia.

  29. Karen Bryant says:

    Why in the world would they ever do that.

  30. Because in second floor is THE CENACLE

  31. The Vatican is the Roman Empire disguised as Christianity,but in fact is a cult full of false doctrines.Adolf Hitler was a Catholic and many of the Nazi’s escaped thru that Cult.Christianity began in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost which was 50 days after Passover.Catholicism and Islam are both Cults full of false doctrines.Study the Book of Acts it is the only history of the New Testament.

  32. I’m just curious ?….has anyone seen the corpse of king David in his tomb ????. ..He might not be in there ?…After all he was even before virgin Mary’s time ?…just a thought , and doesn’t God own the entire World .. .isn’t this all sacred land too !

  33. The insult is proof of ignorance. You should not insult Christians insulting the Holy See and less this page consent it. Love of Israel and our Jewish brothers.

  34. Jim Little says:

    Cynthia Lang ,evidently darling you know little about the catholic church, or the Vatican.The tomb in all probability would never be seen again, or even mentioned.David’s tomb should stay in Israel.In the end David will rule again.

  35. I hope not. King David is ours not the catholic church

  36. If your talking about liberalism, your no Christian. How can you be, you believe in the murder of children. Why did Jesus come, so you and i could have life, John 10:10 i came that you may have life and have it more abundantly. Or jeremiah 1:5 before i formed thee in the belly i knew thee. So let us be honest with one another. Im going to stay with my convictions and principles, as you with yours. Lets be truthful.:-)

  37. Jan Dakik says:


  38. Ben II says:

    Nothing is below the lefty Knesset.

  39. Jewish Hands for Dovid Ha Melech.care! No Francis involved..

  40. the Vatican Catholic are idol worshippers from Satan who twist the truth to keep you away from God and the His son Jesus . David was a man after God’s own heart and any artifacts found to do with Israel should stay in Israel

  41. Why?Just why would they do that?It is so morally wrong,,let it Rest In Peace.

  42. What? Never! The Tomb must be an Israeli heritage forever!

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