Wow! israelis want to hold Pope hostage until he returns 2000 yr old menorah
Now, I've heard everything! (Or have I....)
Cherifa sent me this by email this morning...
israelis never cease to amaze me with their chutzpah.
Is there any end to their delusions of absolute entitlement?
Citizens Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir of Israel want the Israeli court to order a stay of exit (in Israel) against the Pope until he returns the "stolen" properties of "the looted temple treasures" 2000 years ago... not that there is ANY archaeological proof of the existence of this 'famous' temple anyway.
What should the Arabs ask for considering that the Israelis have looted all of Palestine, part of Lebanon and Syria (with all their natural resources..), the Jordan river, the Sinai and let's not forget Iraq because we all know the Israeli role in the Iraq war. If we are to be accurate, there is also all the gold and jewelry that was stolen from the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt by the tribes of Israel (because there were no Jews then).
Rightists want stay of exit order against pope
Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir file criminal complaint against Benedict XVI, demand court order him to return treasures looted from Jerusalem Temple almost 2,000 years ago.
Extreme right wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel demanded on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI return looted Temple treasures in a criminal complaint they filed at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. The two also demanded a stay of exit order be issued against the pope and his three escorts arriving in Israel on Monday. Controversy
Justice Ron Alexander rejected the petition later Monday, and ruled that, as the head of a state, the pope has international immunity.
Ben-Gvir and Marzel argued that Roman Emperor Titus, who destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, took with him the seven branches candelabrum that was placed there. Along with the menorah, other artifacts were also looted, such as the basin, the gold and copper altars and the curtains. The two claim that at least some of the treasures can be found in the cellars of the Vatican in Rome.
The complaint also said that on a separate unknown date, various Talmud and Jewish philosophy scriptures numbering some 7,500 were also looted. Ben-Gvir and Marzel said these scriptures could also be found in the Vatican's cellars, and that some of them were even presented as the Vatican's Jewish literature during an international book fair.
The two said the cellars are under the pope's control and that he and his entourage were responsible for holding the items in question. Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger both appeared on the rightists' witness list.