web analytics
March 5, 2015 / 14 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


PMO Announces Arrangements for Papal Visit, No Mention of Unlawful Detentions

ThePrime Minister’s Office said Thursday that preparations have been completed for Pope Francis’ visit to Israel. But the release failed to mention the fact that religious Jews in Judea and Samaria, Ranana and elsewhere have been taken into police custody to ensure that peaceful protesters do not disturb the Papal visit.

In recent weeks, said a statement from the PMO, spokespersons from the National Information Directorate, the President’s Residence, the Foreign Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Government Press Office, the Israel Police, the Municipality of Jerusalem, the Defense Ministry, the ISA and Yad Vashem have met repeatedly in recent weeks to coordinate Francis’ two day visit.

The statement celebrates a special logo that has been created for the visit, In this framework an information and media readiness plan was formulated ahead of the visit that “expresses the link between the Vatican and Israel and interfaith friendship.” A national media center, staffed by multi-lingual personnel, will “welcome the hundreds of foreign journalists that will arrive to cover the papal visit,” who will receive will receive information kits, including a special disk-on-key with information about the State of Israel in a variety of areas.”

But it is likely that the “information packets” will not include Thursday’s Tweet by Micky Rosenfeld, foreign press spokesman for the Israel Police.

“Police hand out 4 day restraining order to several right-wing activists ahead of popes visit to prevent any provocative incidents occurring”.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


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.

6 Responses to “PMO Announces Arrangements for Papal Visit, No Mention of Unlawful Detentions”

  1. WHOO CARES…THEY TRYING TO SURVIVE IN THAT GOD FORSAKEN PLACE..

  2. Sometimes ya gotta get rid of the nuts to make sure no one causes any destructive allergic reactions!

  3. Sometimes ya gotta get rid of the nuts to make sure no one causes any destructive allergic reactions!

  4. Antisemitism among Semites?!?!

  5. disgusting that they can do that.

  6. The restraining order are an unfortunate but practical necessity to prevent an international incident that would reflect poorly on Israel and its Jewish citizens. IOW to prevent a chilul haShem. Handled properly this can be a great kiddush haShem.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Megillat Esther
The Origins of Purim
Latest News Stories
Map of Yitzhar area.

A hitchhiker pulled out a gun and stopped the attack.

Israeli Flags in Germany

Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.

Eshed said that a smart meter can run for as long as 10 years if it is equipped with this chipset.

U.S. to South Korea Amb. Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul on Wed. March 4.

US Amb to South Korea attacked at event in Seoul, slashed face and hand.

On Saturday, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing intelligence sources, that Khamenei would likely live only two more years.

COGAT chief hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses.”

Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.

The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.

Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.

Secy of State John Kerry updates media on the progress made in talks with Iran in Switzerland before leaving for the US; talks resume on March 15.

Researchers at the University of Haifa find that it is better for customer service employees to express positive emotions rather than show neutrality in their work.

Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.

Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.

When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.

Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.

It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.

Ron Dermer on Fox

Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.

When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.

Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.

Eli Yishai is starting to surge upward.

Eli Beer stunned the 16,500 AIPAC conference participants by arriving on stage with lights and sirens blaring on an ambucycle, a specially equipped motorcycle ambulance designed by United Hatzalah to speed up emergency response times.

The transcript of PM Netanyahu’s speech is available here. The speech begins at 6pm Israel Time / 11AM NY Time.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pmo-announces-arrangements-for-papal-visit-no-mention-of-unlawful-detentions/2014/05/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: