Pope Francis says intends to visit Israel
Itamar Eichner
Published: 07.06.13, 12:16
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1. WHY? - how many millions will that cost us?
eli shoresh ,   Raanana, Israel   (06.07.13)
Really no point to this, the Popes visit will do nothing to influence public opinion towards Israel and will just lumber us with millions opd sheqels of costs. The RC church is the richest in the World, but will expect us to pay the costs. Is this how to squander our gas profits instead of using the money to reduce the crippling cost of living here?
2. Pope Francis says intends to visit Israel
mat ,   uk   (06.07.13)
maybe the boycotters ask him not to go and he did not listen to them and they were told where to go
3. Pope and The Jewish State
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (06.07.13)
This is good news! A step in the right direction to bring Jewish and Christian Faiths together. These two faith are one and same in origin. Also remember that Zarathustra's Faith and teaching are same. Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds. The Holy Trinity! Stating a less known fact is that Vatican was built on the site of Mithra Temple the ancient religion of the Persians which went hand in hand with Zarathustra. Also remember the 3 Wisemen who were Zoroastrian Priests. The only odd religion is unfortunately ISLAM and Arab Invasion and rise to Power, which is the main reason for all the issues in that part of the World. Sadly The Ayatollah's Regime in Persia (Iran) has not learnt its history lesson. Islam as a global religion does not work and is baseless as moral standard setting for human conduct. It was and still is the religion of war and conqure by force. It is not the religion of conquering the heart of people.
4. Bring the temple artifacts that Rome stole with you
Devorah   (06.07.13)
along with all the Hebrew manuscripts you have been hoarding. Anything short of that, and your visit is just another in a long line of vatican dog and pony shows.
5. Peacemaking
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (06.07.13)
Pope Francis can assist the cause of world peace by visiting the Holy Land in a spirit of friendship in the near future. His itinerary could also include a visit to Egypt and maybe Jordan. (Lebanon was visited by Pope Benedict last year, so they have had their piece of the Vatican pie for now. Syria would benefit from his visit right now as well but things are a little too “hot” there at the moment to say the least. The country has greater existential concerns.) Well done to the Israeli Foreign Ministry for facilitating this latest meeting.
6. In yo face Desmond Tutu
Tom I. ,   Boston USA   (06.07.13)
Learn from your superior ye' loose cannon
7. Ever visit Israel before?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.07.13)
No, of course not! If you want to come, pay for the trip, the added security, and all the yada yada yourself, Frankie boy. A gesture of good faith is always nice -- how about you second fourteen large Hercules cargo carriers, and return Jewish treasure to the Jewish state? Otherwise -- PLEASE -- make sure you stay at home. We'll let you in once you have redressed the Vatican's wrongs against the Jewish people and the State of Israel. That's going to take a while. Better get busy.
8. Pope must negate lie of 'Muslim Palestinians'
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (06.07.13)
This is most impacting because the Pope's own Roman ancestors applied this name exclusively on Judea - not any Islamic or Arab land. Silence is not a neutral stance. The Pope must also negate the horrific lies of the blood libels & Protocols of Zion, which are parading the Muslim world.
9. Pope Jerusalem
MBH ,   Palm Beach, Florida   (06.07.13)
The Catholic Church is not a Christian representation. Their intentions are not honorable. The true Catholic Church believes that they are the replacement of the Jews that are blessed and want Jerusalem for themselves. This religion is Egyptian in disguise and did away with the 2nd commandment. Keep your enemies close, but arms length.
Edy Burak ,   Miami , USA   (06.07.13)
Francisco , enjoy Israel.- you are the one & only good Argentinian !!!!
11. I cannot believe my fellow Jews griping
Arnold ,   Montreal-Canada   (06.07.13)
The last few Popes have done nothing but try to improve the relationship between the two religions. So what if it costs a million dollars in security. The slap in the face to the BDS idiots is well worth the expenditure.
12. B"H - No Thanks, Stay At Home Or Go Elsewhere!
Ariel ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (06.07.13)
13. Property tax
Roman   (06.07.13)
So will mosque pays property tax as well as the churches?
14. To: No. 11
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.07.13)
Yeah? So a return to reciting the Mass in Latin -- with all its horrible anti-Semitic language -- is your idea of improving relations? And have you noticed that no pope mentions Israel by name? It's always "the Holy Land." Mentioning the State of Israel by name would be a great fence-mender, but no pope has crossed that divide.
15. Papa Francisco Bienvenido! (Pope Francis Welcome!)
Jew ,   JewLandia (Israel)   (06.07.13)
Looking forward to your visit!
16. # 4,,,With spitting Haredi and hatred of the Christian
Edithann ,   USA   (06.07.13)
security had better be perfect... Do you have proof of all that nonsense you spout of hoarding Jewish manuscripts and artifacts...Ancient Rome's pillage of Jerusalem was way before Christianity .Get your dates straight...Anyway, if Rome has any manuscripts, they were probably looking for the parts the tell how Jews were to hate Christians, especially Catholics...all that is in Hebrew or another invented language to obsecure that hate filled message already sprinkled throughout that criminal manual you call the Talmud... TATA
17. #16, who has been preaching hatred of Jews for 2000 year
Jorge   (06.08.13)
who has persecuted, expelled, raped Jews for 2000 years, who has had an inquisiton that stole property from Jews, expelled Jews and burned Jews at the stake, who has had crusades that murdered Jews all over Europe and the middle east, who and where a holocaust was put on the Jewish people, That is right, in Christian lands mostly in Catholic lands, you are an example of that Jew hatred that your church still preaches openly, Jew hatred from people like yourself is a sickness that has taken 2000 year to engender and still germinates
18. Pope's visit
Gene Graczyk ,   Santa Rosa, CA USA   (06.08.13)
How sad to see the negative comments here--again. He cannot bring back the Roman spoils from the sack of Jerusalem--he is not the Roman emperor and he does not have them. These silly comments only show a lack of basic understanding of history. This good man offers a friendly hand, which Israel sorely needs now that it has alienated so many around the world and receives only bile for it. Shame!
19. #4. Talmud is majestic work.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (06.08.13)
Justice & courtroom drama of prosecution & defense was born here. This Talmud's telephone size 20 volumes do not advocate hatreds like dooming human groups as unbelievers, lord killers & a blessing to kill, as seen in new, non-original religions. The Talmud, based on majestic laws, shames dictatorial church & Mosque rule that mass murdered millions.
20. #18 - Gene Gracyzk
Devorah   (06.08.13)
1. Google "jewish temple artifacts vatican" 2. Google "jewish manuscripts vatican" The vatis can is perfectly capable of returning what belongs in Israel. It's you who needs a history lesson.
21. #16 - Jerk
Devorah   (06.08.13)
Go to hell why don't you.
22. 21 @ Devorah.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.08.13)
Idiotann is already in hell!
23. 20 @ Devorah.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.08.13)
A twisted mind cannot cope with any kind of history lesson. gracie is only able to grasp at straws!
24. Pope's visit
Get Real ,   UK   (06.08.13)
Good he should come and see how Christianity is secure and safe to all in Israel, and then perhaps visit the Muslim lands to see the intolerance to Christianity before it is extinguished there.
25. # 17..When you have no proof always resort to
Edithann ,   USA   (06.08.13)
lies and personal slurs... What you're saying Jorge is pure BS...Isn't what you've done to Palestine the same as your so called crimes of the stealing property...and it's still going on... Of course Jews were persecuted in were many other minorities....Who would descriminate against the majorities...Use your heads...but there and were always differences beteen host counties and wandering Jews...Jews always got too close to the ruling classes...which made them always vulnerable ...and never trusted... You cannot say such outlandish things about Christians being taught to hate Jews...That's the biggest lie you've perpetrated for hundreds of years...and it's never been true...why not read some Christian dogma and writings...everything is open ... go to some 'services' to see what is preached....not once will you find anything pertaining to Jews and hatred of them...But you're not allowed to read or visit...your Rabbis are to threatened to allow you that re resort to childish spitting and name calling... You're just doing what good Jews do...spread lies about Christians..and especially Catholics..without any proof to back up any of your claims....And you all follow like the sheep you are..... TATA
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