With the pope’s visit to Israel now in its second day — and controversy seemingly following him at every turn — various news outlets are beginning to weigh in.
- With Benedict trying to soften the hearts of "Holocaust-minded Israelis," and the Israeli government hoping for a PR success, the papal pilgrimage carries tremendous weight for all involved, Aluf Benn writes in the Guardian.
- When considering Catholic-Jewish relations, it’s important to take the long view, says an editorial in the Jerusalem Post.
- Reuters’ Oddly Enough blog giggles at some overly cautious captions on photos of the Pope’s visit.
- Jews disappointed with the Pope’s actions at Yad Vashem have only themselves to blame, writes Lily Galili of Haaretz.
- Also in Ha’aretz, Tom Segev accuses the pope of "banality" and "verbal stinginess."