Palestinian Christians urge Pope to call off May visit to Israel
Feb 22, 2009
A group of Palestinian Christians has asked Pope Benedict XVI to call off his planned visit to Israel and the West Bank this coming May.
The 40 community activists wrote to the pope that his visit would "help boost Israel's image and inadvertently minimize Palestinian suffering under Israeli occupation."
Monday, February 23, 2009
Palestinian Christians Urge Pope to Not Lend Credibility and Prestige to Israeli Slaughterers
The Israeli state, just having perpetrated a massive, barbaric assault on defenseless people deprived of basic life necessities before and afterward, is in dire need of an image boost. Benedict XVI plans to accommodate them. If he makes this planned trip, which does not include a visit to the Israeli-savaged Gaza territory, he will rightly share in Israeli infamy.