Pope Walks Out on Hostile Islamic Judge in Jerusalem An insult, a handshake and a walk-out:
Pope Benedict XVI walked out on a toxic anti-Israeli Islamic judge at a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday night.
Taking the podium after the pope without being on the original list of speakers scheduled for the evening, Tamimi, speaking at length in Arabic, accused Israel of murdering women and children in Gaza and making Palestinians refugees, and declared Jerusalem the eternal Palestinian capital.
Following the diatribe and before the meeting was officially over, the pope exited the premises. Army Radio reported that the pope shook Tamimi’s hand before walking out.
Sheikh Taiseer al-Tamimi is head of the Palestinian Authority’s Sharia Courts.
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Hey, you can’t have meaningful dialogue with some people. So why pretend?