web analytics
December 18, 2014 / 26 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Don’t Celebrate Pope’s Visit to Israel

Pope Francis will visit Jerusalem on May 26 after visiting Jordan and the town of Bethlehem.

Pope Francis will visit Jerusalem on May 26 after visiting Jordan and the town of Bethlehem.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

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…

Visit Shiloh Musings.  / Batya Medad

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

17 Responses to “Don’t Celebrate Pope’s Visit to Israel”

  1. I’m curious as to what others think about this visit. if the Pope does acquire parts fo Jerusalem. Will this purchase by the Vatican be the beginning of the 7 year treaty’ will the new ownership produce peace among the people for a little while, 3 1/2 yrs? Will this cause the division of the land whereas, the Pope will give up land to the Palestine people?

  2. Three game show ideas (for Christians): 1) Who’s the “anti-christ” ; 2) What’s my Lie –Quiz show about Christian theology; 3) When will Jesus return? (Cancelled because of time restraints–nobody has 2000-2 zillion years.) Hopefully the upcoming “Make Room for Pappi” well be cancelled for lack of interest.

  3. Three game show ideas (for Christians): 1) Who’s the “anti-christ” ; 2) What’s my Lie –Quiz show about Christian theology; 3) When will Jesus return? (Cancelled because of time restraints–nobody has 2000-2 zillion years.) Hopefully the upcoming “Make Room for Pappi” well be cancelled for lack of interest.

  4. Hinda Blas says:

    What’s a Palestinian?

  5. Agreed. Especially as he plans to push for a Palestinian state

  6. If no interest, then why reply? I just had a four day 8 hr. discussion with a devout Muslim friend online from the area around Israel, debating the religions. Scriptures basically say the same, it’s just in the way they were interpreted and taught. Most people who read the Torah, the Bible, or the Quaran, don’t even understand it because of how it is written. The Dead Sea Scrolls are almost word for word to the Hebrew Bible. People just put too much trust in what their Rabbi’s, their Priest’s, their Pastors, and their Mohammed and never really read to find out for themselves. May God bless you in what ever faith you are. I try to do as God would do and treat all with respect.

  7. Yes, That’s my thought. If the Palestinian state gets the Temple Mount, this is huge.

  8. I disagree momentous events also bring out historical momentous events too! It wasn’t Catholics they were fighting, even if offered to join in defending the land that they consider holy too they probably were shunned because it was a Jewish battle against their Arabic foes. And so it continues to go as Linda Ellerbee would say….

  9. I am a Jew. No interest …in seeing a pope in Israel. Isn’t 3 1/2 and 7 years part of apocalyptic Christian code? For the record, a Palestinian originally and historically was a native of the territory the Romans called Palestina. Those natives were predominantly Jews.There were sub-regions such as Judea, Idumaea, Galilee, etc., also. Palestine would hark back to the more ancient Philistines /Plishtim, I believe.

  10. Morry Barak says:

    Jewish sovereignty disrupts their theology, they always say holyland, never Israel. They are a corrupt mafia/cult. No more chances.

  11. Look fellow Jewish brothers and sister, if the Pope does aquire David’s temple He will give you a surprise and its possible, Joseph stands by it.

  12. There is still a Hebrew coming from God, Elio’o that people and I cant understand speaking ancient, it gives the Hebrews a headache esp myself.

  13. The pope can’t do much.
    Israel won’t budge because of the pope.
    We have our history written thousands of years ago.
    The Christians have nothing to say .
    Nazareth and Bethlehem have Muslims majority.
    The Christians went to Israel to proselytize not to conquer Jesus sites. Christinians were never united with the Jews.
    Israel blood flew in the past, The IDF flows in this land today. Hashem knows that our love for His land has no limit. He knew that we would keep His Land. We wept for His Land for 2000 years ,He gave the scriptures and land to us because we are the True keepers, the chosen people.

  14. Ken Man says:

    Who cares about the silly old pope, they should be concerned some M’MADist doesn’t take him out they don’t like other religions infringing on what they consider their turf

  15. Pope’s visit is bad news to Israel altogether.

  16. Alfredo Castagna says:

    Look the Roman Catholic Church and the likes of Martin Luther were the driving force which culminated into the Holocaust. Yes, I read in an amazing book "The Vicars of Christ: The Darkside of the Papacy" by Peter DeRosa (1988) of a heroic individual by the name of Angelo Roncalli who saved 4,000 Jewish lives by issuing false baptismal certificates and of whom later composed a prayer of forgiveness for the atrocious role of the Catholic Church towards the Jews of Europe. Despite the fact that the future John XXIII wrote this prayer and all of what he done the Roman Catholic Church has a very long way to go to be fully cleansed of its sins not only against European Jews but against what this institution has been doing for covering up for centuries of what their priests and religious servants had done to innocent children.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Sydney has banned the  Chabad menorah from being lit this year because of the murders in the Lindt cafe.
Sydney Darkens Hanukkah by Banning Chabad Menorah Lighting
Latest Blogs Stories
Torah scroll. (illustrative only)

Nothing binds Jews together more than Torah observance; Or so one would think.

tinsel-314750_1280

Sukkah tinsel decorations enjoy a robust market but are invariably manufactured for “another”holiday

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Yishai and Tamar Fogel, survivors of an Arab terror attack which killed their parents and 3 siblings.

A number of Israeli papers regurgitated a biased AP article on settlement growth, but they should have read it more carefully before hitting publish.

C MAP

Many of the battles of the Maccabees were right here in the Shiloh area.

Both Labor and Likud are expected to get more seats in the upcoming elections.

Get a straight answer from Edward de Bono to the question: What is lateral thinking?

Jewish communities worldwide commemorate Yehudit during Chanukah by eating dairy foods in her honor

Israel’s problem isn’t Indyk, Obama, UN, NGOs or even the media; Our problem is much closer to home.

None of the attacks on Jewish & property should come as a surprise in light of the Temple Mount.

No surprise! Israel is now being blamed for Ziad Abu Ein’s death.

How does the new U.S. tax amnesty affect American citizens living in Israel and abroad?

The party chiefs are acting drunk and childish – making stupid mistakes and inadvertently showing their true selves – just like on Purim.

A day dedicated to Torah&tradition; a day of great joy and of great sadness- a brit and a burial.

Who was this Minister of Rage, Ziad abu Ein, and what did he do to qualify for his position as a senior minister in the PA?

JoeSettler explains the electoral mess we’re in, and a possible solution for fixing it.

When Rabbi Shafran, Chief Spokesman for Agudah talks about his own battle with heresy, that’s news.

More Articles from Batya Medad
C MAP

Many of the battles of the Maccabees were right here in the Shiloh area.

game of thrones

Both Labor and Likud are expected to get more seats in the upcoming elections.

Israel’s problem isn’t Indyk, Obama, UN, NGOs or even the media; Our problem is much closer to home.

No surprise! Israel is now being blamed for Ziad Abu Ein’s death.

Feiglin will never be elected Likud leader but he’s the person to lead the Right into a power share

Bibi hasn’t done much for Jewish Rights and building in the Land of Israel, not even in Jerusalem.

The Pollard case proves the reputation of American “equal justice for all” is a myth.

Many Israeli citizens want a Right wing PM. There’s just 1 problem: There’s no such thing.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/shiloh-musings/dont-celebrate-popes-visit-to-israel/2014/05/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: