In this instance Israel faces a lose/lose situation. If it gets into a hassle with the Pope over refusing to let him mingle, it gets immensely dad press coverage. If it does let him mingle and some fanatic gets him, it will be blamed for not protecting him.
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from the article: Can Pope Francis’s friendly, accessible style survive the Middle East?