We alll know that the jewish people were indeed the original people of Palestine-Israel, together with other groups, but they left that Land thousands of years ago, and they just came back after the 50's.
I put an example: Would it be licit if someone goes to a house and says that he will be the owner of that house and that the familly which lives there must leave, only because he had lived in that house many years ago?
And there's also one thing. The gypsies have had a similar situation, they left their homeland (which remains unknown) and now live in several countries, they also suffered horrible persecutions by the nazis, and did they receive a state? No they didn't, because they were al poor people, they had no banks, no accounts in Switzerland, and a good reputation in buissness.
I'd like to know where you got those figures about the Sepharadi being the majority in Israel, if I'm not mistaken, German and Yiddish are the second language there, and not Laddin (Old Spanish). I have to say that I have no personal animosity toward the jewish people, who have suffered so much, and I know that most of them do not support what their state is doing. I doubt the Sepharadi would support the attitude of the government in Israel, after they were expelled from Spain, they were received in many Arab nations, and they are proud of their three origins, Jewish, Spanish and Arabic.
Sorry if I deviated the original purposes of this topic, but I needed to put some comments.
Going back to the topic. I share your views about how disturbing is to see these attitudes amoong some Catholic hierarhcs:
Last week, Archbishop Milingo, who had apostated in favor of an unchristian sect, got married, and did public repudiation of Catholicism, celebrated a Solemn Mass in Rome, as if nothing had happened. On the other side, Archbishop Lefebvre, was excommunicated in 48 hours (because of an act of schism!)
In my opinion, in spite of the twisted view that some traditional catholics have about the Orthodox Churches, they're much closer to Orthodox, than modern Catholics. The reforms of Vatican II and the serious departure from the christian doctrine after that Council, will become the most important obstacle to the restoration of full communion between Orthodox and Catholics, as Greek Orthodox Bishop of Mexico, Paul de Ballester, stated.