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VATICAN - ISRAEL
"Cordial" relations, but nothing concrete in Holy See-Israel dialogue
The implementation of the Fundamental Agreement and discussions over tax exemptions for the Church have been going on since March of 1999. The next meeting will be held on December 17.
28/11/2006 ISRAEL VATICAN
Israel to restart negotiations with the Holy See
The unannounced visit by an Israeli delegation to the Vatican Secretariat of State is a good sign that a new, more positive atmosphere is developing between the State of Israel and the Holy See.
17/11/2005 VATICAN ISRAEL
Pope receives Israeli President, reiterates agreements must be implemented
Benedict XVI told Moshe Katzav that the Holy See is in favour of a two-state solution: Israel and Palestine. He also insisted on the Church's demands that agreements already signed that recognise its legal status in Israel be respected.
13/12/2006 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel accords are elements of international law
Bishops and Catholic experts explain and clarify the position of the Holy See in talks with Israel. The Church is not seeking “privileges” but only recognition of those rights that Israel itself has promised several times over to observe.
08/06/2009 ISRAEL – VATICAN
Israel rescinds order to freeze Church funds in the Holy Land
Israel’s Embassy to the Holy See releases statement saying that Church funds will not be frozen, that the current “situation remains unchanged.” Foreign Ministry blames the incident on a “misunderstanding.” Father Jaeger hopes talks between the Holy See and Israel will continue till an agreement is reached, including the tax status of the Church.
08/11/2005 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Israel-Vatican relations need a new stage
President Katzav's visit to the Vatican in mid-November is expected to yield developments.
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