Jerusalem – Fanning the flames of already-existing rumors about a secret deal being engineered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would turn David’s Tomb over to the Vatican, a Knesset member on Thursday said that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef has admitted that he has been asked for permission by the PM’s office to make the deal.Join our WhatsApp group
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ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1mhwVtq) reports that the Knesset member made the statement while accompanying four MKs on a tour of the site.
Recent reports have been circulating pointing to a “secret negotiation” ongoing between the Israeli government and the Vatican over David’s Tomb, the second floor of which the Vatican refers to as “The Room of the Last Supper.”
Deputy Minister Ze’ev Elkin took to the floor of the Knesset to deny the rumors, but speculation has been furthered fueled by the government’s decision to place authority over the holy sites exclusively in the hands of Netanyahu’s office.