71 elders of Israel who identify themselves as the Sanhedrin gathered Wednesday on Mount Zion in a historic trial bringing to judgement Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama in absentia. The rabbis called the two leaders to trial for crimes leading to the mortal endangerment of Israel and the Jewish nation.After appointing each of the judges to sit on the nascent Sanhedrin, silver horns, similar to those used in the service of the Jewish Temples, and shofars (rams horns), were blown. The trial was opened with the statement: “Joyous is the nation who hears the shofar. Joyous is the nation who knows that this is their land. When will it be that we hear the shofar of the Messiah?”Members of the Sanhedrin blow silver horns and shofars to open the trial.
Members of the Sanhedrin blow silver horns and shofars to open the trial. The central issue the Sanhedrin focused on during the trial was the changing global tide against Israel and the Jews. Among the various points brought up by each rabbi on the Sanhedrin, the main theme centered on the long trail of diplomacy mislabeled as a peace process, the misguided and dangerous nuclear deal with Iran and recent attempts to appease the world of Israel as it murders Christians in Arab countries.