Giulio MeottiThe writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
The Pope will be received by “the President of the State of Palestine” (words taken from the Vatican official note).
Pope Francis’ visit in the “holy land” will be a kind of final solution for the Jewish sovereignity over Jerusalem.
After visiting Amman, the Pope will be received by “the President of the State of Palestine” (words taken from the Vatican official note).
Then the Pope will be received in the “Phoenix Center of the Dhaisheh refugee camp”. He will endorse the “inalienabile right” of millions of descendants of Palestinian Arab refugees to repossess the homes and villages that their grandparents and great-grandparents had lost in 1948, an act which would dismember the modern state of Israel.
The Vatican always presented the 1948 war as the source of an “injustice” committed by Israel when it "pushed away" the Palestinian Arabs.
Pope Francis will talk with the people in charge of the Ibdaa camp, whose main goal today is to educate Palestinian Arabs about the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe).
Does the Pope know that Dehaisheh has also been a notable breeding ground of suicide bombers? Will the Pope see the graffiti and poster glorifying the Arab terrorists who dismembered Jewish babies and mothers?
Pope Francis will join the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem “in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques”. It will be an implicit recognition of Muslim hegemony over the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site in the world. The Pope’s visit is taken to mean that Islam and Christianity superseded the Jewish religion and have the right to “inherit” its holy places.
When the pontiff John Paul II ascended to the Temple Mount in 2000, he wasn’t welcomed by any Israeli official, but by representatives of the Palestinian Authority, and the holy complex was bedecked in Arab flags. A few months later, the Intifada broke out leaving 1,600 dead and maimed Jews.
Does Pope Francis know that Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who will join the Pope, last year declared that “the Hour of Resurrection will not come until you fight the Jews”?
Does Pope Francis know that Jerusalem’s Mufti at funeral ceremonies for terrorists promoted terror against Israel, saying that the terrorists’ souls “tell us to follow in their path”?
Does Pope Francis know that this Sheikh denied the existence of the Jewish Temples?
Francis will also celebrate a mass “in the room of the Cenacle in Jerusalem”. Are Jews aware of the immense symbolism of this event?
The Cenacle lies on Mount Zion, where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered by some researchers, to also be buried. The Pope’s mass will be the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic Church to regain religious stewardship over the place where Jesus is supposed to have broken bread and drunk wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.
The Pope will also visit Yad Vashem memorial. It is not a gesture of empathy for the Jewish people, but of perfidy, because the Holocaust has become for the Church the counterweight to the recognition of the Jewish condition in politics and history, the recognition of Jews as a people, along with Israel and Zionism.
The Pope will have a tepid moment of prayer at the Wailing Wall and will spend a few hours mourning for the Holocaust’s Jews. But for the rest of the time, the Pope will be there for the Muslims, in order to recognize their genocidal “right of return” and their apocalyptic right to get control over Jewish holy sites.
Why don’t rabbis and the ordinary Israelis organize moments of protest against the Pope’s Islamic-friendly visit?