Pope Makes It Clear He Does Not Side With Palestinian State, Criticizes “Anti-Semitic” Enemies of Israel

Rabbi Abraham Skorka with Pope Francis in the Vatican, May 21, 2014. (Youtube screenshot / HolylandPilgrimage)

Rabbi Abraham Skorka with Pope Francis in the Vatican, May 21, 2014. (Youtube screenshot / HolylandPilgrimage)

Times of Israel – In what would constitute a stunning rhetorical volte-face, Pope Francis reportedly walked back earlier statements praising Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and dubbed some of Israel’s detractors “anti-Semitic.”

In comments made to veteran Portuguese-Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman Thursday, Francis was quoted as saying that “anyone who does not recognize the Jewish people and the State of Israel — and their right to exist — is guilty of anti-Semitism.” Read more at the Times of Israel

Also, from Israeli National News: ADL Thanks Pope for Support of Israel’s Right to Exist.

Hat tip: Yitzchak & Chana from the Israeli Little Duckies Blog.

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4 Responses to Pope Makes It Clear He Does Not Side With Palestinian State, Criticizes “Anti-Semitic” Enemies of Israel

  1. 1madjack says:

    I do not like this Pope. I am glad to see he walked back his earlier asinine statement. Is he being truthful though? 🙄

    • I don’t know if it’s him, or his idiot advisors or the press covering him, but he sure does seem to get a lot of things wrong. I think climate change is the most irritating, followed by the capitalist-bashing.

  2. Sometimes I wonder if the MSM is intentionally mistranslating what he says to recast the Pope in their mold? The jury’s still out…

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