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Report: Pope Francis Forced to Cancel Israel Trip Over Labor Dispute

March 6, 2014 7:41 pm 4 comments

Pope Francis. Photo: Casa Rosada/Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgPope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

A source at the Israeli Foreign Ministry told the Times of Israel that the Vatican had to cancel the trip because most of the ministry’s workers are on strike and cannot make the necessary arrangements for the trip.

Pope Francis, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s visit in 1964.

Due to the Pope’s busy schedule, the visit was canceled and not rescheduled.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on March 12, was also forced to reschedule his visit due to the labor dispute. Cameron also had to cancel an earlier trip to Israel due to massive flooding in the U.K. in February.

The labor dispute may also force President Shimon Peres to cancel a scheduled trip to China in April.

The Foreign Ministry’s Workers Union is pushing for higher wages and better working conditions for diplomats serving abroad.

4 Comments

  • Peter Diffenbacher

    Big tough country.- Ronald Reagan fired the Air Traffic Controllers.

  • BARUCH HASHEM.
    “nothing is by accident”
    THE HEAVENS WORKED ITS WONDERS
    so as not to TAINT the eyes and ears and SOULS
    of all JEWS with this spiritual uncleanliness.

    TO TAKE A VISUAL OF THE KILLERS OF MILLIONS OF JEWS
    AS IF NOTHING EVER HAPPENED FOR 2000 YEARS UP TO THIS VERY DAY WHEN HIS MISSIONARIES COME TO MY FRONT DOOR TRYIUNG TO ENTICE ME TO INTIMIDATE ME INTO LISTENING TO THEIR JEUSX BRAINWASH……
    How can you Jews think that you need edom/esauv/ the xtians.

    WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU NEED HIS POLITICAL SUPPORT,,,YOU ARE VIOLATING ALL OF THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING PROMISES TO ISRAEL.THIS POOP HAS NOT RENOUNCED ANYTHING INCLUDING PERMITTING THE MISSIONARIES IN israel and all over the ewish world seducing our youth to bow to idols and graven images and mangods of other nation…

    YOU ARE GOING AGAINST THE ”ONE G-D” REPLACING “HIM”
    WITH A mangod a poop who represents the destruction of ISRAEL AGAIN!!!

    WHEN WILL YOU JEWS LEARN.
    WE ONLY NEED G-D, ONE G-D.
    IF G-D wanted thids poop to be in Israel their would not be any strive in Israel now.

    HASHEM IS IN CONTROL….NOT YOUR BLEEDING HEARTS
    STAND UP FOR ONE HASHEM AND ONE TORAH

    ISRAEL STANDS STRONGER THEN EVER…
    THE MIGHTY HOLY EMPIRE IS IMPOTENT WITH THIS POOP .
    YOU ARE CREATING THE MONSTER…..

    • CLARIFICATION
      “THE MIGHTY HOLY EMPIRE”
      is what the romans called THEIR empire
      It is now impotant

      ISRAEL SURVIVES all the nations that cursed Israel and it is they that have perished or become impotent.

      My point is that their mangod is wood for my bar-b-que
      When G_D wants the goyim for “HIS” tool to accomplish for Israel..they will merely be HASHEMS TOOL…
      they can think they are doing it,NO! it is HASHEM…
      ….THEY ARE NOTHING MORE then HASHEMS TOOLS FOR ISRAEL

      ISRAEL NEEDS NO ONE BUT HASHEM
      KING DAVID PSALMS 137:5
      “If I forget you o Jerusalem…..”
      WE WILL NEVER FORGET
      HASHEM IS WAITING FOR US TO CALL ‘HIS’ NAME AGAIN…

      ALL THE EMPIRES ARE GONE…
      WE ARE HERE FOREVER AND EVER
      stand up and shout out
      AM YISRAEL CHAI !!!
      I AM A JEW THANK YOU G-D

      MAY ISRAEL BUILD AND BUILD MORE FOR OUR CHILDREN…
      I hope to merit seeing MASHIACH WHEN all the land
      THEY TOOK FROM US RETURNED TO US
      …JORDAN and PARTS OF SYRIA AND EGYPT…
      AMEN

  • I cannot believe my eyes This kind of thing makes me wonder why I spend more than half my life standing up for Israel. Are they completely crazy? I thought obstinately carrying on with settlement building was as crazy as it could get but clearly I was wrong

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