The following excerpts are from CWN:
- Israel’s parliament held a special session on May 13 to pay tribute to Pope St. John XXIII.
- “There has not been an event like today’s in the history of the Knesset, an event which is so important to our relations with the Christian and Catholic world,” said Yair Tzeven, a former government minister, according to The Jerusalem Post.
- During World War II, “he did everything to save Jews,” added Isaac Herzog, a cabinet minister from 2005-11 and current opposition leader.
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