Daily Archives: May 11, 2009

Behind The Scenes Of The Papal Visit

Arguments behind the scenes have preceded Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to speak at the reception for the Pope at Ben-Gurion Airport, but the Vatican politely refused. The Vatican argued...

Israeli Minister Of Tourism: Pilgrims Instead Of Models

Israel’s Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, has informed the media that he plans to take advantage of the Pope’s visit to Israel and focus his ministry’s marketing on bringing pilgrims to the country. He says...

Papal Visit Planned Today At Yad Vashem

Israel’s leading daily paper, Yediot Ahronot, ran a stinging editorial yesterday, on the eve of the Papal visit. The editorial attacked Pope Benedict XVI for his involuntary service in the Hitler Youth and German Wehrmacht...

A Rabbi And The Pope In Jerusalem

An Israeli man puts up a poster welcoming Pope Benedict XVI at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem yesterday. Pope Benedict XVI is on a week long tour in the Middle East that includes Jordan,...