Pope Benedict XVI Davens at the Kotel

It is quite noteworthy to see the head of the Catholic Church making a symbolic stop at the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem Israel. He spent several minutes in silent devotion at the site.

We give the pope good marks so far on his visit to Israel. We don't need to recapitulate our previous criticisms of the pontiff. There are plenty of critics in Israel who have no trouble at all pointing out the pope's shortcomings. See reports here and here.

And remember, we withhold criticism because the pope's visit will spur 200,000 additional tourists to visit Israel in the next year.

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