Reports from sources close to pope reveal his upcoming visit meant as PA propaganda, Elkin calls reports ‘exaggerated.’
Pope Francis apparently plans to heed Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s calls, and use his upcoming visit to Israel in May as a propaganda move for the Palestine Authority (PA) against Israel, according to reports in Makor Rishon.
The revelation comes from Rabbi Sergio Bergman, a member of the Argentinian parliament and close friend of Pope Francis, who claimed the pope intends to define himself as the “Che Guevera of the Palestinians” and support their “struggle and rights.”
In late December it was similarly noted that the pope will not host “mass” prayer services in Jerusalem during his trip, but instead in PA-controlled Bethlehem as a show of support. The move is slightly ironic, as most Christians have reportedly been driven out of the city by Muslims, while Abbas has claimed “Jesus was Palestinian.”
Elkin claims Rabbi Bergman’s description is exaggerated, and that he doesn’t anticipate the pope to reference communist revolutionary Che Guevera as a model, even as he stresses that all official visitors are asked to stay balanced and “not dance at two weddings.”
Full article: Pope Coming To Israel As ‘Che Guevera of Palestinians’ (Arutz Sheva 7)