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Pope, in Israel, vows to fight anti-Semitism


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/pope_in_israel_vows_to_fight_anti-semitism_20090511

Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for an independent Palestinian state upon his arrival in Israel. The pope also invoked the memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and said he would pray for peace during his five-day visit to Israel, which began Monday morning when he landed in a plane belonging to the Jordanian royal family at Ben Gurion International Airport.

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