22 Iyar 5774
Day 37 of the Omer
I'm sure that you, like me, are reading all the news about the Poop's visit to Israel. (BIG SIGH) I went through this once before in 2000 with the previous holder of that title. It doesn't get any better... or easier. The man is the leading idolater in the world! And the world of evil grovels at his feet, including our own evil Erev Rav regime.
The news reports that the Vatican is concerned about the "danger" of another "price tag attack" (sic). Yep, you read that right - attack! It's a new trend in "Jewish terrorism" (sic). Attack with a permanent marker, or can of spray paint. Lethal stuff! The list of dead, injured and permanently disabled by these "terrorist attacks" is a long and dirty one. Of course, I jest. It's as laughable as the sight of foxes running in and out of the destruction of the Temple on the Temple Mount. If Rabbi Akiva could see the humor, we should, too.
In that spirit, I'd like to remind the readers that our planet will pass through comet remnants on Shishi-Shabbat that Earth has never been through before. Maybe, a fireball of sufficient size to wipe out his palace in the Vatican will hit it on Shabbat... while he's still in it. No Poop, no trip, no troubles.
We can only hope!
Failing that, the public should be forewarned that there's no use even thinking about getting around Jerusalem from Sun., May 25th at noon until Mon., May 26th at 8 pm without major headaches and transportation disruptions.
Note the expected itinerary thoughtfully provided by the Israeli Foreign Ministry below...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
16:30 – Official arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport
17:15 – Departure by helicopter to Jerusalem
17:45 – Arrival at the Jerusalem helipad on Mount Scopus
19:00-20:00 – Ecumenical meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
20:15 – Dinner and meeting with Patriarchs and Bishops at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem
Monday, May 26, 2014
08:15-09:00 – Meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and tour of the Temple Mount/Esplanade of the Mosques
09:10-09:30 – Visit to the Western Wall
09:45-09:55 – Lay a wreath at grave of Theodor Herzl, at Mount Herzl (with the President and Prime Minister)
10:00-10:30 – Visit to Yad Vashem (with the President and Prime Minister)
10:45 – Visit to the two chief rabbis at Heichal Shlomo
11:40-12:40 – Meeting with President Shimon Peres, at the Presidential Residence
13:00 – Private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
15:30 – Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, Mount of Olives
16:00-16:50 – Meeting with 500 priests and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane, and the planting of a tree
17:20-19:00 – Holy Mass in the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle)
19:30 – Transfer by helicopter from the Jerusalem helipad on Mount Scopus to Ben Gurion International Airport
20:00 – Farewell ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport
20:15 – Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport to Rome