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    Israel Upset Pope Did Not Condemn Attacks

    Israel Upset Pope Did Not Condemn Attacks

    The Associated Press
    July 25, 2005

    The Vatican envoy to Israel was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Monday as Israel expressed its outrage that Pope Benedict XVI failed to condemn terror attacks against Israelis.

    On Sunday, the pontiff prayed for God to stop the "murderous hand" of terrorists. He made the noontime blessing from his Alpine retreat in Italy's northwestern Valle d'Aosta region, where he is vacationing.

    Benedict referred to the recent "abhorrent terrorist attacks" in Egypt, Britain, Turkey and Iraq but did not mention attacks in Israel.

    "The pope deliberately failed to condemn the terrible terror attack that occurred in Israel last week," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

    A July 12 suicide bombing in the seaside city of Netanya killed five Israelis. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

    "We expected that the new pope, who on taking office emphasized the importance he places on relations between the Church and the Jewish people, would behave differently," the statement said.

    The statement called on the pope to condemn attacks "against Jews in the same way he condemns terror attacks against others."
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    i actually haven't hear of any attacks on israel since the attacks on britain and egypt. is the news media not covering them or have they forgotten?

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