Nicaragua President Says Pope Francis Should Cast Out Netanyahu’s Demons
August 4, 2014

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has some words for Israel's Prime Minister

Israeli PM is apparently possessed by the devil, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said, urging Pope Francis to cast out his demons. Ortega also called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for the military action in Gaza.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the devil, he needs Pope Francis to exorcise it, to become appeased,” Ortega was quoted by Globovision as saying.

"Why doesn't anyone condemn or sanction the state of Israel?" wondered the president of Nicaragua. In his opinion, Palestine is the victim of "madness" on the part of the Israeli leader, who seeks to “annihilate the Palestinian people.”

For Ortega, Israel is “committing genocide” in the Gaza Strip, a crime so “terrible that it is only comparable to the crimes of the Nazis."

Pope Francis met with Netanyahu back in June and had a tense exchange over what language Jesus may have spoken. Netanyahu claims Jesus spoke Hebrew but Pope Francis rebutted claiming “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.” Who knows if Francis is up to the task but at this point, I'm willing to try anything to end the violence in the Gaza Strip.

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