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Lau: Bolster Israel, where there is freedom of religion

Chief Rabbi David Lau speaks next, saying he wants to focus on the importance of life.

“Even our most important commandments are pushed off if there is a life-and-death danger.”

Lau says a few meters from here, people — women, children, babies — were killed. People from all religions took care of the wounded, he adds, without regard for religious.

He calls on the pope to convene an interfaith peace conference in Jerusalem, saying that there is freedom of religion in all areas under Israeli control.

“Strengthen Israel, strengthen the Jews against hate and anti-Semtism,” Lau urges the pope.

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