As a result of meetings arranged by Pave the Way between the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Israeli Consul General, a conference was held at the Seminary in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to teach the theological justification for modern Israel.
The conference commemorated the tenth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Israel and the Holy See. More meetings are planned.
|Attendees to the conference Msgr. Donald Beckmann, right, director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the diocese, chats with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, former permanent observer of the Holy See Mission to the U.N., and Rabbi Gerald Meister, director of interreligious relations for the Israeli Consulate||Alon Pinkas, former Consul General for Israel, Gary Krupp of Pave the Way, Bishop William Murphy, Diocese of Rockville Centre, David Nekrutman and Rabbi Dr. Gerald Meister of the Israeli Consulate|