File picture : May 15: Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as President Shimon Peres looks on, during a farewell ceremony at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Peres praised the pope and called his visit "a profound demonstration of the enduring dialogue between the Jewish people and the hundreds of millions of Christian believers throughout the world." ( Photo : Gpo-Getty Images )
March 4, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Following the publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, in which he exonerates the Jews from being responsible for Jesus’s death, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter of appreciation to the Pontiff.
Full text of PM Netanyahu’s Letter :
“I commend you for forcefully rejecting, in your recent book, a false charge that has been a foundation for the hatred of the Jewish People for many centuries. My fervent hope is that your clarity and courage will strengthen the relations between Jews and Christians throughout the world and help promote peace and reconciliation for generations to come. I look forward to seeing you again soon and to expressing my deep appreciation for you in person.” (*)
Source : PMO