Tel Aviv, Israel • Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the deadly shootings at the as anti-Semitism as he arrived in Israel for the final leg of a Holy Land pilgrimage.
Francis was greeted with an honor guard at the airport, and the country's top officials lined up to shake his hand as he walked along a red carpet.
In opening comments, Francis expressed hope for Mideast peace, lamenting that the holy city of Jerusalem "remains deeply troubled as a result of longstanding conflicts."
He called for a "just and lasting solution" so that Israelis and Palestinians may live in peace. He said Israel deserves peace and security "within internationally recognized borders," while the Palestinians have a "right to live with dignity and with freedom of movement" in their own homeland.