Huffington Post begins: "Well, this is awkward."
As Netanyahu began speaking on the relationship between Christianity and Judaism, he mentioned Jesus Christ, saying via a translator, “Jesus lived here. He spoke Hebrew."Pope Francis interrupted, pointing out that Jesus spoke Aramaic.
“He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew,” Netanyahu responded after some chuckling arose from those seated around them.
Israeli linguistics professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann told Reuters that both men had a point.