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Pope Prays for Protection from Suicide Bombers

Imagine the Pope's horror, knowing this wall is all that stands between the Jews and Palestinian suicide bombers! No wonder he's praying.
Pope Prays at last line of defense against Palestinian suicide. bombers.

Pope Prays at last line of defense against Palestinian suicide. bombers.
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Pope Francis included a stop at the Suicide Bomber Protection Wall during today’s whirlwind tour of Bethlehem, presumably to pray for protection from Palestinian suicide terrorists. The Vatican did not release a statement about the stop, but sources close to the Holy See said the Pontiff was likely checking the last line of defense against Palestinian terrorists before entering Israeli-controlled Jerusalem.

Until this wall was put up, more than 1000 Israelis were murdered and countless more maimed and injured by citizens of the Palestinian Authority.

Under Palestinian Authority control, the number of Christians living in Bethlehem dwindled to under 15% of the population, from approximately 50% when it was under Israeli rule. Most Arab Christians fled to safer areas due to Muslim and Palestinian Authority threats, harassment and terror.

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41 Responses to “Pope Prays for Protection from Suicide Bombers”

  1. He can kiss my yiddisha tuchas.

  2. Does the pope know that “this wall” protects ISRAEL

  3. Ken Man says:

    The Poope is a (M’MADist) Dupe.. Its just that simple like his tiny little mind

  4. Jacob Maslow says:

    The only thing worse than having the wall would be not having it.

  5. GREATER ISRAEL: Coming to the Middle East soon!!! In reality, the 12 tribes of Israel (Ancient Israelites) have maintained ties to their historic homeland for more than 3,700 years. A national language and a distinct civilization have been maintained. The Philistines were an Aegean people – more closely related to the Greeks and with no connection ethnically, linguisticly or historically with Arabia – who conquered in the 12th Century BCE the Mediterranean coastal plain that is now Israel and Gaza. A derivitave of the name “Palestine” first appears in Greek literature in the 5th Century BCE when the historian Herodotus called the area “Palaistinē” (Greek – Παλαιστίνη).

    In the 2nd century CE, the Romans crushed the revolt of Shimon Bar Kokhba (132 CE), during which Jerusalem and Judea were regained and the area of Judea was renamed Palaestina in an attempt to minimize Israelites identification with the land of Israel. The Twelve Tribes of Israel formed the first constitutional monarchy in Palestine about 1000 B.C. The second king, David, first made Jerusalem the nation’s capital. Although eventually Palestine was split into two separate kingdoms, Ancient Israelites independence there lasted for 212 years. This is almost as long as Americans have enjoyed independence in what has become known as the United States.

    Even after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the beginning of the exile, Jewish life in Palestine continued and often flourished. Large communities were reestablished in Jerusalem and Tiberias by the ninth century. In the 11th century, Jewish communities grew in Rafah, Gaza, Ashkelon, Jaffa and Caesarea.

    Many 12 tribes of Israel (Ancient Israelites) were massacred by the Crusaders during the 12th century, but the community rebounded in the next two centuries as large numbers of rabbis and Israelites pilgrims immigrated to Jerusalem and the Galilee. Prominent rabbis established communities in Safed, Jerusalem and elsewhere during the next 300 years. By the early 19th century-years before the birth of the modern Zionist movement-more than 10,000 Israelite survivors lived throughout what is today Israel.

    When Israelite’ survivors began to immigrate to Palestine in large numbers in 1882, fewer than 250,000 Arabs lived there, and the majority of them had arrived in recent decades. Palestine was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually became the language of most the population after the Muslim invasions of the seventh century. No independent Arab or Palestinian state ever existed in Palestine. When the distinguished Arab-American historian, Princeton University Prof. Philip Hitti, testified against partition before the Anglo-American Committee in 1946, he said: “There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history, absolutely not.” In fact, Palestine is never explicitly mentioned in the Koran, rather it is called “the holy land” (al-Arad al-Muqaddash).

    Under the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917), the term Palestine was used as a general term to describe the land south of Syria; it was not an official designation. In fact, many Ottomans and Arabs who lived in Palestine during this time period referred to the area as “Souther Syria” and not as “Palestine.” After World War I, the name “Palestine” was applied to the territory that was placed under British Mandate; this area included not only present-day Israel but also present-day Jordan.

    Leading up to Israel’s independence in 1948, it was common for the international press to label Jews, not Arabs, living in the mandate as Palestinians. It was not until years after Israeli independence that the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were called Palestinians. In fact, Arabs cannot even correctly pronounce the word Palestine in their native tongue, referring to area rather as“Filastin.”

    The word Palestine or Filastin does not appear in the Koran. The term peleshet appears in the Jewish Tanakh no fewer than 250 times. Though the definite origins of the word “Palestine” have been debated for years and are still not known for sure, the name is believed to be derived from the Egyptian and Hebrew word peleshet. Roughly translated to mean “rolling” or “migratory,” the term was used to describe the inhabitants of the land to the northeast of Egypt – the Philistines

    Prior to partition, Palestinian Arabs did not view themselves as having a separate identity. When the First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations met in Jerusalem in February 1919 to choose Palestinian representatives for the Paris Peace Conference, the following resolution was adopted: We consider Palestine as part of Arab Syria, as it has never been separated from it at any time. We are connected with it by national, religious, linguistic, natural, economic and geographical bonds.

    In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Commission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine: “There is no such country [as Palestine]! ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria.”

    The representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations submitted a statement to the General Assembly in May 1947 that said “Palestine was part of the Province of Syria” and that, “politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity.” A few years later, Ahmed Shuqeiri, later the chairman of the PLO, told the Security Council: “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.”

    Palestinian Arab nationalism is largely a post-World War I phenomenon that did not become a significant political movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War and Israel’s capture of the West Bank.

    Israel’s international “birth certificate” was validated by the promise of the Bible; uninterrupted Ancient Israelites settlement from the time of Joshua onward; the Balfour Declaration of 1917; the League of Nations Mandate, which incorporated the Balfour Declaration; the United Nations partition resolution of 1947; Israel’s admission to the UN in 1949; the recognition of Israel by most other states; and, most of all, the society created by Israel’s people in decades of thriving, dynamic national existence.

  6. No “Palestinian Arab people” existed at the start of 1920, but, by December, it took shape in a form recognizably similar to today’s. Until the late nineteenth century, residents living in the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean identified themselves primarily in terms of religion: Moslems felt far stronger bonds with remote co-religionists than with nearby Christians and Jews. Living in that area did not imply any sense of common political purpose. Then came the ideology of nationalism from Europe; its ideal of a government that embodies the spirit of its people was alien but appealing to Middle Easterners. How to apply this ideal, though? Who constitutes a nation and where must the boundaries be? These questions stimulated huge debates.

    Some said the residents of the Levant are a nation; others said Eastern Arabic speakers; or all Arabic speakers; or all Moslems. But no one suggested “Palestinians,” and for good reason. Palestine, then a secular way of saying Eretz Yisra’el or Terra Sancta, embodied a purely Jewish and Christian concept, one utterly foreign to Moslems, even repugnant to them. This distaste was confirmed in April 1920, when the British occupying force carved out a “Palestine.” Moslems reacted very suspiciously, rightly seeing this designation as a victory for Zionism. Less accurately, they worried about it signaling a revival in the Crusader impulse. No prominent Moslem voices endorsed the delineation of Palestine in 1920; all protested it.

    Instead, Moslems west of the Jordan directed their allegiance to Damascus, where the great-great-uncle of Jordan’s King Abdullah II was then ruling; they identified themselves as Southern Syrians. Interestingly, no one advocated this affiliation more emphatically than a young man named Amin Husseini. In July 1920, however, the French overthrew this Hashemite king, in the process killing the notion of a Southern Syria.

    Isolated by the events of April and July, the Moslems of Palestine made the best of a bad situation. One prominent Jerusalemite commented, just days following the fall of the Hashemite kingdom: “after the recent events in Damascus, we have to effect a complete change in our plans here. Southern Syria no longer exists. We must defend Palestine.” Following this advice, the leadership in December 1920 adopted the goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state. Within a few years, this effort was led by Husseini.

    Other identities – Syrian, Arab, and Moslem – continued to compete for decades afterward with the Palestinian one, but the latter has by now mostly swept the others aside and reigns nearly supreme.
    http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/05/18/what-is-palestine-and-who-are-the-palestinians/

  7. He should be kneeling

  8. Beba Bebs says:

    Lets not criticize a positive gesture. That would make us the same as many…

  9. Sue Jones says:

    I’m Look-in 4 my biological father not dad had a gr8 1 he owned a shop he’s aprox70+ now in Cardiff I was adopted he was married but I want to know my Jewish roots if anything can help me I don’t want to cause anything problems

  10. anybody tell him why Israel had to build this wall to protect defenseless civilians

  11. He should gather the press and condemn there and now the terrorists who caused this. But I m sure he will follow palestinians and condemn Israel!

  12. Norma Biblow says:

    We want back the Candelabra our gold that the Romans took away from us.

  13. I hope he prayed, thanking G-d for protecting Israeli life’s . But I doubt that.

  14. Research the vatican and the Nazis connection

  15. What a wonderful gesture from Pope Francis. Pride, on all sides needs to end if peace and a two state solution is ever going to happen.

  16. Which it never will :)^

  17. Joe Newberry says:

    The Vatican funded the nazis and were part of many reasons Jews were not allowed to leave WWII Europe for Israel and other countries of safety. The Vatican is the seat of evil and false teachings

  18. He is praying in the wrong wall ( like allways), and he think is going to get any answer.?

  19. I hope he saves done prayers for us too!

  20. Its true, its terrible that so many innocent Jews are trapped behind a wall just because they weren’t bor on the other side

  21. Its also disgusting that their is that border fence between mexico and the US, who gave man the right to decide what belongs to one and not to another. By the way, i will be coming by later tonight to take all the cash and valuables from that house you call yours. I mean, nothing really belongs to you does it?

  22. By the way, can i come live in the united arab emirates or do you guys just kill jews on site? Hypocrite

  23. C’est l’exemple d’une des trois grandes religions?

  24. Right…do you know how many muslims killed muslims this year?

  25. The stupid popes Estupido del papa muy Estupido

  26. Who is he paying for?

  27. Elana Rose Starr says:

    Miriam Goodman, maybe he couldn't come to Israel first. If he had israel stamped on his passport, the Arabs may not have let him in.

  28. Tennille Thomson says:

    It's more like a cloak I think.

  29. Tennille Thomson says:

    I agree – something mysterious about him or maybe the word I'm looking for is suspicious.

  30. Its sad when the Romans come back to take over Israel again, ; the head of the Catholic Church. They want King Davids Tomb, but they don't like the Jewish people.
    The Papacy forget it was the Romans who killed 11 of the 12 disciples. It was Constinople who demanded that everyone believe in the Christ. It was his mother Helena who bought most of the land in which the Catholic churches are on. The Papacy is full of heresies, just look through their European history.
    Yaweh is the One true God of Israel, for the Jew & Christians alike. Jesus(Yeshua) His Son became the Saviour for us. All up Israel was, is & forevermore shall be His chosen & the Jews His people.

  31. He's a Jesuit. That means he's trained in Liberation Theology. He is also heads a church that teaches replacement theology. My Jewish ancestors suffered under his church during the inquisition. Just because he speaks in soft diplomatic sheeplike tones does nit mean he isn't a ravening wolf.

  32. Robert Cross says:

    I only have one father and he is my GOD not some man that is called pa pa or pope by his followers// Put your faith in no man but only in GOD ALMIGHTY who is in heaven//

  33. If our neighbors weren’t so busy trying to exterminate us maybe we wouldn’t need a wall.

  34. James Popeko says:

    call no man father only our Father in Heaven

  35. Claire Elfassy says:

    DECUE DE CETTE VISITE SUR LE MUR DES TERRORISTES PALESTINIENS QUI NOUS RAPPELLE LA MORT DES ISRAELIENS INNOCENTS

  36. He was wise to pray for protection BUT BUT BUT in 2011 the Vatican went to the EU to seek control over Jerusalem as an international city. I would say the Pope needs to seek protection from a very angry GOD WHO put HIS NAME in and on Jerusalem. Jerusalem belongs to the LORD GOD of the UNIVERSE. "Those who curse her will be cursed…those who bless her will be blessed". Read the BIBLE Pope to see what the LORD GOD requires done with HIS city.

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