Contrary to announcement, Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet the pope.
Despite reports of possible Vatican meeting between Netanyahu with Pope Francis, official tells AFP no such meeting is scheduled
But an official on Sunday told AFP no such meeting with Francis will be taking place, noting that audiences with the Pope must be arranged sufficiently in advance.
A spokesperson for Netanyahu refused to comment on the matter.
This was to be Netanyahu’s first meeting with Pope Francis. On Thursday, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas met with the pope and invited him to the Holy Land. Israeli President Shimon Peres also invited Francis during a visit earlier this year, as did Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin.
It was bluntly an insult to Israel, when the Pope invited the PLO leader just days before the Prime Minster of Israel was paying the Vatican a visit.
What is the PLO leaders authority?
Is he a head of state, so he can invite the Pope to the “Holy land”?
Is the PLO leader going to pay the bills for a Papal visit to Israel?
The Pope and the PLO leader are involved in the the same acts of shame, and bid to defame Israel. The two spiritual brothers have agree that Israel have to pay for yet another papal visit to Jerusalem. They demand that millions of dollars shekel shall be used to entertain an antichrist with his throne in Rome.
To be very frank. The Pope should pay his own bills to the full. It will be a disgrace if Israeli tax payers, again, should be left with this burden.
If the Pope can not afford to pay his traveling expenses, let him him stay at home. And if he desires to visit Israel, he should seek advices and permission from the the proper Israeli authorities.
Written by Ivar