NYTIMES: In Bethlehem, Pope Laments Israeli Wall
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Pope Benedict XVI spoke Wednesday at a Palestinian refugee camp, expressing his solidarity with “all the homeless Palestinians who long to be able to return to their birthplace, or live permanently in a homeland of their own.”THE OBSTACLE TO PEACE IS NOT THE FENCE - BUT ISLAMO-TERROR.
He reiterated his support for a Palestinian state in the shadow of the barrier that divides Israelis from Palestinians, one of the most contentious issues in the Holy Land.
With Israel’s security fence rising prominently in the background, he criticized the structure that Israel has called key to its security, calling it “a stark reminder of the stalemate that relations between Israelis and Palestinians seem to have reached.”
“In a world where more and more borders are being opened up — to trade, to travel, to movement of peoples, to cultural exchanges — it is tragic to see walls still being erected,” Benedict said.
“How we long to see the fruits of the much more difficult task of building peace!”
- THE FACT THAT THE HEAD OF THE RC CHURCH CAN SAY THAT THE FENCE IS BAD AND NOT BE CRITICAL OF JIHADISM PROVES HE IS AN OLD USELESS COWARD AND HIS CHURCH A USELESS VESTIGE.
- THE POPE AND THE RC CHURCH HAVE ONE PURPOSE: SPREAD THE FAITH.
- BY APPEASING THE ISLAMISTS - WHO ARE THE TRUE INTERLOPERS AND INVADERS IN THE HOLY LAND - THE POPE ACTS IN A WAY WHICH IS DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO THAT PURPOSE.
- BY FAILING TO FULFIL THIS PURPOSE, THE POPE CONDEMNS HIS CHURCH TO DEATH, FOR UNDEFENDED IN TODAY'S WORLD IT WILL SURELY DIE.
I HAVE NOT BEEN BIGOTED IN THIS ATTACK ON BENEDICT, JUST BLUNT.
AS BLUNT AS I ALWAYS AM WHEN ATTACKING APPEASERS OF ALL STRIPES: OLMERT; LIVNI; BUSH; OBAMA - AND YES: EVEN NOW THE POPE.
- I DID NOT CRITICIZE THE RC FAITH. OR CATHOLICS IN GENERAL.
- JUST IT'S CURRENT LEADER. WHO IS A FLAWED MAN, NOT A DEMI-GOD.
- BENEDICT IS A DISAPPOINTING POPE WHO IS NOT EVEN DEFENDING CHRISTENDOM.
- AND A POPE WHO AIN'T DEFENDING CHRISTENDOM AIN'T WORTH CRAP.
- THE RC CHURCH NEEDS ANOTHER PJP2 - HE WAS A FIGHTER!
- I PASSIONATELY BELIEVE THAT THE RC CHURCH DESERVES A BETTER POPE. I WOULD NOT FERVENTLY BELIEVE THAT IF I HATED CATHOLICISM OR CATHOLICS.
- BENEDICT IS AN APPEASER.
- THE RC CHURCH NEEDS A FIGHTER.
- AND THE WORLD NEEDS THE POPE TO BE A FIGHTER.