Mixed welcome for pope in nazareth.
A few days after announcing the pope’s resignation in the nazareth city of Bethlehem, Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, visited the Israeli parliament for a series of meetings with parliamentarians, many of whom praised his handling of recent violence. Rivlin, who was also due to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem in July, stopped short of saying that it will be closed to pray.
The Pope’s withdrawal from the Middle East was expected to be an important step in peace efforts in the region. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose bid for Palestinian statehood falls apart at the U.N. Security Council, offered congratulations for his withdrawal.
Rivlin on Wednesday gave a speech in the Israeli parliament after announcing the Pope’s resignation, stating, “The time has come to choose and decide the path of peace for Israel, rather than the path of confrontation which led to the destruction of our country.”
Rivlin said the Church may be an indispensable “role model to all those in the world who seek a better world.”
According to the offici온라인 바카라al report on the meeting, Rivlin thanked the politicians who supported the Pope’s withdrawal, especially members of Israel’s Knesset, and praised the efforts of Abbas’s political team to “address the crisis with a clear and viable option to the Palestinians to accept the choice and path of peace on its terms.”
Rivlin emphasized that while the Middle East “had changed and chang카지노ed again,” the peace pro가평출장안마cess in Israel and the region would remain intact and that the Pope’s move would no longer be a factor of international decision making.