Monday, May 11, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI's pilgrimage to Israel -- dogged by critics from all sides

Sheikh Taysir al Tamimi's disruption of the interfaith meeting and Rabbi Meir Lau's lukewarm review of Benedict's remarks at Yad Vashem weren't the only stories of the day -- controversy dogged the Pope's heels as the cranks and the critics emerged from the far-right fringes.
Israeli right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir is carried away by border police officers, during a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit in front of Israeli President's residence in Jerusalem, Monday, May 11, 2009. Source: Associated Press

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