Pope, Netanyahu bickered about Jesus

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On Pope Francis’ recent trip to the Mideast, the Israeli prime minister was keen to emphasize the strong ties between Jews and Christians.

According to Reuters, at a public meeting in Jerusalem Benjamin Netanyahu told the pontiff: “Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew.”

“Aramaic,” Francis corrected him.

Netanyahu stood his ground.

“He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew,” the prime minister insisted.

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