"The first, most prominent thing that connects the Vatican with Israel is that they are two of those political entities that you need a magnifying glass to locate on the globe. In parallel, both suffer from the same problem of having a self-image inflated far beyond its true size. Or, to put a finer point on it, both presume to supposedly embrace the entire world with love, and to insist on deciding what’s good for it and what isn’t."
Benni Ziffer im Kommentar "Israel and the Vatican, two empires of kitch", über Ähnlichkeiten den beiden Staaten (Haaretz, 6. Dezember)