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Abbas Awarded Russian Orthodox Prize
wafa.ps ^ | January 21, 2012

Posted on 01/21/2012 1:41:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

MOSCOW, January 21, 2012 (WAFA) – Russian Patriarch Kirill Saturday awarded President Mahmoud Abbas the Orthodox People’s Unity Foundation prize, also known as Patriarch Alexis II prize.

Abbas thanked Kirill for the prize, which he said is a proof of the close ties between Palestine and the people of Russia.

“For me, this prize is a motivation to continue on the path to spread the culture of peace and dialogue between religions and civilizations instead of the culture of hate and violence, and to support tolerance and accept the other instead of bigotry and denial of the other,” he said.

Abbas said that efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and to build the independent Palestinian state alongside Israel are continuing, but “these efforts are still facing Israeli government obstinacy.”

Kirill, on his part, praised Abbas for “safeguarding religious peace,” for upholding Russian-Palestinian friendship and for facilitating Russian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, saying he looks forward for the time the Palestinians will have their own independent state, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

Abbas decided to donate the money from the prize to support Palestinian students studying in Russian universities.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: israel; orthodox; palestine; russianorthodox

Valery Alekseev, who heads the International Fund for the Unity of the Orthodox Peoples, had this to say in his interview with a Voice of Russia correspondent.

"Mahmoud Abbas was picked from among other candidates for the award for being the guardian of Christian values in the Middle East. Mr.Abbas devotes a lot of his time to promoting the Christian-Islamic dialogue and encouraging Orthodox pilgrimages and the Orthodox presence on the Holy Land. In addition, he has been making a hefty personal contribution to a Palestinian settlement which is crucial for the stability in the Middle East and elsewhere." - January 21, 2012

1 posted on 01/21/2012 1:41:25 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“For me, this prize is a motivation to continue on the path to spread the culture of peace and dialogue between religions and civilizations instead of the culture of hate and violence, and to support tolerance and accept the other instead of bigotry and denial of the other,” he said.

Translation: "Kill the Jews"

2 posted on 01/21/2012 1:45:11 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: The Electrician
“For me, this prize is a motivation to continue on the path to spread the culture of peace and dialogue between religions and civilizations instead of the culture of hate and violence, and to support tolerance and accept the other instead of bigotry and denial of the other,” he said.

Better translation: "You and your bloodthirsty savage associates would sooner slit my throat than give me the time of day, but perhaps by giving you this award you might spare us from your murderous violence for a little while longer."

3 posted on 01/21/2012 1:52:29 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
Russian Patriarch Kirill Saturday awarded President Mahmoud Abbas the Orthodox People's Unity Foundation prize, also known as Patriarch Alexis II prize.

4 posted on 01/21/2012 3:21:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Old home week. Abbas earned his doctorate in The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism at Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow.

5 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:44 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Stupid man. And if the Pope did this, HE would be stupid too. As would any Evangelical or other Christian Leader. Even a superficial reading of Scripture shows that Jesus, Mary, Joseph, The Apostles, St Paul, St. Peter, and the entire first generation of Christians (Except maybe Luke, a Greek!) were JEWS. To award a prize to Abbas is like singing a hymn to the antichrist.

(And I LOVE the Russian Orthodox Liturgy, the Music, The Art, and all that goes with it, so this is NOT an indictment of my Orthodox brethren. (I am particularly fond of Rachmaninoff’s “Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom”, even though I am a Charismatic Evangelical Non-Denominational Believer! :-))


6 posted on 01/22/2012 8:23:23 AM PST by left that other site
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