Thursday, May 14, 2009

In Defense of the Bishop of Rome

As always, Christopher @ Pope Benedict in Israel has the most cogent analysis and responses to the daily, inane and counter-factual vitriol spewed against His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

Rachel Adams quoting Jonathan Tobin at The Weekly Standard:

“Like it or not, Israel and the Church are on the same side of a clash of civilizations in which radical Islam is a deadly threat to both Jews and Christians. Rather than bashing the Pope, Israelis and Jews need to embrace him as a friend, best as they can.”
She goes on to further quote Tobin by denoting that Israeli anger is misplaced, notwithstanding the comparisons of speeches made by John Paul II & Benedict XVI, at Yad Vashem.

Ultimately, she contends that "if there are apologies still to be made to the survivors of the Nazi extermination machine, why not demand them of the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, so beloved of American Jews, who sat for years with the full knowledge of the catastrophe that was befalling the Jews of Europe, doing his damndest to keep them from trying to save themselves by reaching our shores."

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