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O Jerusalem!

Recently, Pope Francis said that he believes that Jerusalem should be given over to the Palestinians, to bring peace in the Middle East. This is so wrong on so many levels I have real trouble understanding why he believes this.

1) Such an act would be theft on a massive scale. Jerusalem was built by Jews, occupied by Jews for centuries, and is the holiest of holy places. Taking it from the people who built it, revere it, and live in it to give to the Palestinians is indeed theft, especially because it would be the UN which would back it up and send in soldiers to take it away from Israel.

2) It would most emphatically NOT bring peace to the Middle East. The Palestinians, backed by Iran and other terrorist groups and nations, want to finish what Hitler started, i.e., murder every last Jewish man, woman, and child, and destroying Israel would be a good start. Once in Jerusalem, they and their terrorist backers would use that as a wedge to invade and conquer the rest of Israel, and the streets would run red with blood. They would also murder all Christians and even "wrong-headed" Muslims living and working in Israel, all part of their "universal jihad" that they want to perpetrate on the world.

Please, *please*, PLEASE Pope Francis, reconsider this idea that peace can be achieved by handing Jerusalem over to the Palestinians. The result would be a horror show, and peace would NOT follow after it was over -- because it would never be over. Israel is everyone's bulwark against militant Islam, not just for Jews, but Christians and even Muslims as well as Hindus, Buddhists, and polytheists. G-d commanded us not to steal. Please don't aid and abet the terrible theft this would entail.

Pope Francis, you are a good man, and I certainly agree with most of your proposals and actions. But not this. NEVER this.

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scottks
Sep. 25th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
I guess I will probably google for the reference, but do you have a preferred one where he states this? I haven't heard about before -- how new is it?
polaris93
Oct. 13th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
I saw it sometime last month (September), and I think it was an article on Huffington Post. I just tried googling it and couldn't find it. If I find a link to it I'll post it in a reply to this entry. Anyway, it seems to have occurred in September, so it's fairly new.
expanding_x_man
Oct. 4th, 2015 09:39 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard this either but off the top of my head I certainly believe it. I like Francis, as Popes go, and he seems like a genuinely good man, compassionate and in the best spirit of Christ's message. I am not now a Catholic, but was raised one. In any event, he is also, unfortunately, a left wing Pope in economics and I guess - in his foreign policy advice. This is off the wall. For all the reasons you mentioned. I hope people don't take him too seriously but yes, he is the Pope so many will.
polaris93
Oct. 13th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
He's naive about realpolitik, but not a bad man. But Israel is up in arms about it, and are going to try him in absentia by the Sanhedrin over this and other problems that have come up involving Francis. Is he antisemitic? I don't think so, but the Church has been antisemitic for most of its existence, and that may have had an effect on his take on the situation.
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