Because of the time difference, I was not able to watch the Pope’s visits in Israel today to the Temple Mount, Western Wall, memorial to terror victims and the Yad Vashem.

Here are some tweets and video of the events:

The Pope’s stop at the memorial to terror victims is a good contrast to the Pallywooded stop at the security barrier in Bethelehem yesterday:

“The Vatican officials explained to us that the pope didn’t pray against the separation barrier, but he prayed against the situation that forces such a wall to be built,” diplomat Lior Haiat said. “Therefore, we thought we need to show him why we built the wall. It’s obvious that the barrier is a result of something, it is not the reason.”

It also was significant that this was the first time a Pope has visited the grave of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism:

And placing a note in the Western Wall (glad he didn’t try my wife’s climbing trick):

Last but not least, from our friend Avi Mayer, the money shot:


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