here). Their actions reminded the world of the particularly French character of the Trappist Order. By way of explaining their jurisdiction in this matter, the statement invoked a forgotten diplomatic agreement between France and Israel called the Chauvel-Fischer agreements. The diplomatic scholar Uri Biale has studied these agreements and their genesis in the first years of Israeli rule. See Uri Biale, Cross On The Star Of David: The Christian World In Israel's Foreign Policy (Bloomington [Indiana] 2005), pp. 117-120.