The timing of Netanyahu's speech with Purim coincides well.
Criticism of hate crimes allows Israelis to condemn their perpetrators and distinguish their country from the people who commit them.
Prime minister meets with pope day after pontiff's visit to West Bank security barrier.
PM says he appreciates pontiff's stance against anti-Semitism, especially in light of rising Jew hatred as was seen in Brussels attack.
Pope Francis is not a pontiff-by-the-numbers leader – he does his own thing.