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Operation ‘White Robe’: 80,000 Mobilized to Secure Pope in Israel

Pope Lands in Tel Aviv, Choppers out to Holy City

A warm welcome to the Pope here in Israel, on his journey to Jerusalem Israel’s capitol for ceremonies, prayers & hopefully closer relations with the Jewish State. He was greeted on the red carpet by PM Netanyahu, President Peres, and over 60 Ministers.

Jerusalem will be tight today, as Operation White Robe has gone into effect to protect the Pope from extremists (Jihadists) during his visit. 80,000 personnel & police deployed to secure the area.

JPOST, YNET, Haaretz on the pope’s arrival & visit.
So far his message in Israel, the Holy Land –  Is one of hope for peace, and the need to combat rising anti-semitism worldwide.

Solidarity with Israel: Thousands of Christians march in Jerusalem (Updated)

Evangelicals and participants from 100 countries

In a symbolic gesture and show of support, we had a heck of a festive march in the streets of the holy city to honor the Sukkot holiday and show solidarity with Israel..

Via the AP.
JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christians from around the world, waving blue and white Israeli flags, marched Wednesday in a colorful holiday parade in Jerusalem to commemorate a Jewish holiday and show their support for Israel. The annual parade to mark the week-long holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of the Tabernacles, was the latest display of the growing alliance between evangelical Christians and the Jewish state.

The International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, a global organization that promotes ties between Israel and the world’s Christian communities, sponsored the event in which 3,000 people from nearly 100 countries participated.

Christian Zionists are among the staunchest supporters of Israel, providing generous financial help and political backing. But some dovish Israelis are uncomfortable with the warm ties with evangelists because of their support for West Bank Jewish settlements and criticism of peace efforts with the Palestinians. [...]

Pilgrims from Brazil were among the most enthusiastic marchers, carrying drums and dancing. “We love you, Israel!” they cheered, and Israelis lining the street shouted back “Shalom!” [...]

Here are some AP & Reuters photos of the event, awesome! Estimates are higher than reported here, I’ve read that the numbers got up to 7000+, but the article above only mentions international participants. Lot of Israelis came too! Here on the frontline of the Jihad, we need your support, we love your support. Thank You!

Marching in the holy city to show support (Photo from Reuters)

Marching in the holy city to show support (Photo from Reuters)

The United Colors of Bene.. er marching for Israel! (AP photo)

The United Colors of Bene.. er marching for Israel! (AP photo)

UPDATE: Jpost says several marches convened and met up, with over 35,000 participants