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VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel dialogue on the eve of meeting between the Pope and Obama
The Bilateral Commission will meet July 9. The U.S. administration has long been concerned with the resolution of problems in relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See, which perhaps will be a topic at the meeting between Barack Obama and Benedict XVI. Father Jaeger is cautious but optimistic.
18/12/2008 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel delegation speeds up work ahead of pope's visit to Holy Land
The next round of meetings has been scheduled: four in just three months, after years of inaction. The date of the plenary assembly has been moved up, and everything will be completed before May of 2009, when Benedict XVI is expected to arrive in the Holy Land.
01/05/2009 ISRAEL – VATICAN
Holy See-Israel: progress but no agreement before Pope’s visit
During the plenary meeting the two delegations made “significant progress,” but negotiations will continue till next December when a meeting will be held in the Vatican. Since 1999 the Church’s tax exemption status and the return of holy sites and expropriated and razed Church properties are the main issues on the table.
11/12/2009 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel talks in crisis, according to Yedioth Aharonoth
The most popular newspaper quotes the head of Israeli delegation Daniel Ayalon who speaks of failure in sight. Yet the joint statement exalts "mutual understanding". According to experts, an Israeli government trick to placate anti-Christian fundamentalist Israelis. Concerns over the possibility of confiscation of Capharnaum and the basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
22/09/2010 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See - Israel meet on protection of holy sites and fiscal status
As has become tradition, the meeting took place in a "cordial" atmosphere and saw "progress." But the joint statement did not mention the dates of future meetings, which had been agreed.
17/04/2008 ISRAEL - HOLY SEE
Cordiality and signs of mutual trust between the Jewish state and the Vatican
This is what is emerging from the meeting of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission, which renews its commitment to accelerate the conclusion of an agreement. Among the objectives, the restitution of the Cenacle. The plenary meeting in Rome on May 28.
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