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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Don't Celebrate the Pope's Visit to Israel

I'm one Israeli who is not impressed nor happy that the current pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church will be in Israel next week. No doubt many Israelis will find themselves stuck in traffic as the papal convoys traverse the Jerusalem area, wherever his itinerary takes him. And the fact that some Israelis won't even be given any freedom of movement is worse.
An Israeli police spokesman said police and the Shin Bet internal security service handed restraining orders to "a number of right-wing activists" whom they believed intended to cause "disruptions during the pope's visit and be involved in provocative illegal acts".
The spokesman declined to say how many activists received the orders. But he said they would not be allowed to enter certain areas "for security reasons" for four days.

There is a very, very major problem with the planning of the visit. I don't agree with the concept of "equality/balance" between Israel and the so-called "Palestinians."
Despite the pope's strong ties to the Argentine Jewish community and appreciation for Judaism, which he cultivated during his years as the amicable archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis will maintain a policy of "total balance" when it comes to Israelis and Palestinians, the rabbi predicted.
Israel is a country sixty-six 66 years old, the return/continuation of a well-documented nation/people over three thousand 3,000 years old while the so-called Palestinians are a recently invented "people" who use terrorism against Jews and Israelis to get publicity and support. There's no comparison, no balance between us and the Arabs. It's an insult to the State of Israel to pretend that there is.

Davka that the pope's visit coincides with the forty-seventh anniversary of the 1967 Six Days War is terrible timing. We should be thanking G-d and celebrating the great miracle of our survival and victory and not celebrating the visit of a man who represents a religion with a long, very long history of murdering Jews and forcing conversion to Catholicism.

And I pray to G-d that we can trust those government "reassurances" that the Mount Zion, David's Tomb area won't be given to the Vatican.

If the pope really insists on coming here to Israel it should not only be to officially apologize for the Crusades, Inquisition and tacit support of the Nazis, it should be to admit that his Catholic religion is an attempt of identity theft since they claim to be the continuation of the Jewish Bible and want our historic Holy Land. Of course, there's no chance of that, but I can dream...


goyisherebbe said...

Great post. I wish more people would read your blog. I share, but it doesn't seem to help enough.

Anonymous said...

Blessed be our G-D who did not make us the worshipers of graven idols.
What has Israel the chosen of G-D got to do with the head of idol worship, the pope an evil speciman of the roman empire, intent on dividing the city of G-D,the mere presence of this evil spewer of lies upon the sacred soil of Israel is an abomanation. and are we again as in times of past going to allow this evil, we will and we will pay. do not test the Lord Your G-D, for as it is written

Num 23:19

God is not a man, that G-D should lie; neither the son of man, that G-D should repent: hath G-D said, and shall G-D not do it? or hath G-D spoken, and shall G-D not make it good? that idol worshiper has no part in our G-D for they worship a man and bow to idols of a man.

Anonymous said...

Your last paragraph condensed most of the reasons why it should be an understood that no Jew with a Jewish neshamah should be welcoming the Pope, especially this one who seems to be most open about their intentions, in regard to the arabs (so-called pales.) and the real big reason of wanting to replace Judaism in Israel and, in general. It's all coming to a head.

Batya Medad said...

goyish, thanks
At least a couple of larger sites copy some of the posts.

a and a, thanks for commenting, especially a2. I really appreciate it. It's good to know that I'm not alone in these thoughts.