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Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO.
The international interference could end up backfiring and encouraging Palestinians to stay away from the negotiating table.
Francis' popularity with both Catholics and non-Catholics has given him an image of a grandfatherly priest who understands how difficult it sometimes is to follow Roman Catholic Church teachings.
Rabbi David Lau says condemnation of anti-Semitism and hate crimes in words alone is insufficient.
By JEREMY SHARON
"May no one abuse the name of God through violence," pontiff says to Muslim religious leaders.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Pope prays at Church of Holy Sepulchre after meeting with Israeli dignitaries; says Palestinians deserve sovereign homeland, Israelis deserve peace.
By JEREMY SHARON,JPOST.COM STAFF
With tight security arrangements lined up, pontiff lands in Amman to kick off first visit to region as head of the Roman Catholic Church; pope to arrive in Israel on Sunday.
Apart from Monday’s detainments, police applaud "successful 2-day intensive security operation."
Sources indicate that the paper which the pope placed in the Kotel included the Lord's Prayer from the New Testament and Psalm 122 from the Hebrew Bible.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Skorka says the pope has devoted time to analyzing the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.
The visit of Pope Francis next week, like any top level visit, will cause inconvenience for Jerusalem residents.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Peres and the Pope will pray together for peace in the presence of 600 children representing the religious and ethnic mosaic of Israel’s population.
Pope Francis - like Pope Benedict - has joined the evil-doers to the chagrin of the Jewish people.
By DAVID SINGER
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