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  5/26/2014, Iyar 26, 5774

Terror Victims: Pope's Visit to Memorial was Necessary


The Almagor umbrella group of terror-victim associations thanked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Monday morning, for the quickly-arranged visit by Pope Francis to the terror-victim memorial on Mount Herzl, in between the pontiff's visit to the grave of Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

A statement by Almagor said, "This was a quick but necessary step after the shameful meeting of the pope with the families of murderous martyrs [dead terrorists -ed] and prisoners in the Palestinian Authority." The statement added, "The wrong was not corrected but there was a message of an independent and assertive stance by the state of Israel opposite Palestinian propaganda and the anti-Semitic currents sweeping Europe. They have achieved a record of attacks on and vulnerability of Jews."