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March 14, 2000
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Israelis had mixed reactions to Pope John Paul II’s appeal for forgiveness for sins against the Jewish people. Cabinet secretary Yitzhak Herzog called the gesture “historic.” But Shevach Weiss, chairman of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, said he is disappointed the pope did not refer specifically to the actions of the Roman Catholic Church during the Holocaust.

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