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Israel won't do business with Crazy Pat

One has to wonder what on earth was the Israel Tourism Board doing affiliating with someone who needs a straitjacket? (USA Today):

Israel will not do business with Pat Robertson after the evangelical leader suggested Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s massive stroke was divine punishment for the Gaza withdrawal, a tourism official said Wednesday.

Robertson is leading a group of evangelicals who have pledged to raise $50 million to build a large Christian tourism center in Israel’s northern Galilee region, where tradition says Jesus lived and taught.

But Avi Hartuv, a spokesman for Tourism Minister Avraham Hirschson, said Israeli officials were furious with Robertson, a Christian broadcaster…”We can’t accept this kind of statement,” Hartuv said. He said the Christian Heritage Center project was now in question, though he left the door open to develop it with others.

Hat tip, Holly.

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