Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s visit in 1964.

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Due to the Pope’s busy schedule, the visit was canceled and not rescheduled.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on March 12, was also forced to reschedule his visit due to the labor dispute. Cameron also had to cancel an earlier trip to Israel due to massive flooding in the U.K. in February.

The labor dispute may also force President Shimon Peres to cancel a scheduled trip to China in April.

The Foreign Ministry’s Workers Union is pushing for higher wages and better working conditions for diplomats serving abroad.

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59 COMMENTS

  1. Especially since the blood moons are starting soon … Israel if you truly want all God of Israel support of your nation promised unto you by Abraham’s great obedience to The Lord Thy God abolish all pagan things from the nation. Don’t be as King Solomon did in his old age . He was wise indeed but he in old age fell to pagan idols . And caused the nation to suffer greatly.

  2. this doesnt suprise me when ever has the church helped the jews not in the holocaust either If not now when . this pope is no different .all for show sell your and give it to the poor what a . joke Idid like the last pope he was aPope for the people at least.

  3. Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
    The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan…
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    JNS News Service has published “Pope Francis Cancels Israel Trip” on JewishPress.com.

    http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pope-francis-cancels-israel-trip/2014/03/07/

  4. Very bad impression on the world for this to happen. We need all the friends we can get and someone needed to explain this to this union’s leadership and rank & file. Israel doesn’t get many chances to put-on a good face for the world and this is a very large missed opportunity. -Shameful!

  5. Excuses. Israel doesn’t need the pope. Israel has GOD. Israel doesn’t need world goody 2 shoes, backstabbers, hatters of Israel. I don’t care what the pope does!! .ROME will be a political power in the end. It has already put their nose in things that would blow you away. LEST WE FORGET..the catholic church killed a million Jews during the crusades all in the name of GOD.and more recently to protect themselves during WW2 turning Jewish people to the Nazis.. believers in the word of GOD, need only GOD. Put on a good face?? .Israel doesn’t need to put on a good face. Hitler put on a good face in WW2 and what happened?? 6 million Jews dead, babies tortured, women tortured by doing horrific things to them. argggghhh i get so mad at times. BS.

  6. Excuse me, Mr. Kolakowski I think the pope has nothing to do in Israel.
    Let him stay in Rome and handle the problems in his own church, then he has to do a lot.
    He only wants to annex some places in Israel and rule over them, that is his goal. read this in the history.Please open your eyes and see the reality. He is wolf in sheepclothes.
    I tell you this with all respect for your position as a Rabbi and for your country Israel.Shalom

  7. What a shame there is so much hatred in the world which brings wars and divisions, instead of love. Christians too often divide their own into Protestant denominations of which one is best and Catholic, and many villify the Catholics. We won’t get into anti-semitism which Jesus the Jew would find abhorent. Then one has the ‘Gay parade’ comments like Gays can just change (can you a hetero, which I also am?), they are what is wrong with America-even though God loves them just as much. This Pope has been more loving than many Christians that throw stones at him, and I am not Catholic. I hope he will be able to visit, and that the Israeli Foreign Ministry will be able to straighten up their Labor dispute. L’Chaim

  8. Elizabeth, homosexuality is a learned behavior like all sinful behavior is – do not buy in to the LGTB hype that it is genetic – it isn’t. It is no more genetic than be in a liar is, or a thief is, or an idolater. We may be born with a sin nature, we may have a general tendency towards certain sins, but the to take the action to engage in the sin is a conscious active voluntary choice. The Pope may be a loving man, but as a leader of a “Christian” church his love should be expressed by speaking the truth of the whole counsel of God so the lost can see what separates them from God, so they may repent, and come to Christ in faith to receive His blessed grace. When he fails to uphold clear Bible doctrine he dooms the lost by hiding the light of the Gospel from them.

  9. Harold Taback the pope only does things for his own glory not because he loves Israel, but because it is his job as head of the roman catholic church to garner more converts.

  10. Israel has HaShem the true Holy God/Father and does not need a earthly holy father which is a fake and counterfit. Israel must not turn away from HaShem by accepting pagans through establishing relationship. Israel must be free from a pagan connect. Establish a relation and HaShem will not protect you Israel. God bless Israel.

  11. People who work for the government should not be permitted to strike. If you don't like it, quit! When flight controllers went on strike in the U.S. they were fired and replaced. On the anti-Christian comments below: those people are well aware that Jews have been vicims of anti Semitism for ages and should learn from history. Rabbi Kolakowsski is right.

  12. Keep them Labor Disputes coming, if it will keep him out of Israel. He has been shown to be a murder supporter in Argentina’ Dirty War, and was instrumental in the throwing people out of Plane doors in flight. He also paid to hide the direct murderers there. He’s not as sweet as he pretends.

  13. What exactly is organized labor after? In my youthful naivete, I thought is was to better the conditions of poor, exploited, downtrodden factory workers who could barely scrape by with their pittances of salaries!!! I seem to have been wrong. They have morphed into accomplices of socialistic and communistic government takeover aims!!! If they like that way so much, let them leave us alone and go to Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela…..or is it the power they are after, hoping to be members of the ruling class if they help overthrow us??? Israel and USA, Australia…..have workers so generally fairly treated that thousands if not millions of people from 3rd world countries…and communist/socialist countries are thronging to get in….not so Russia, China, Cuba etc etc…

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