» 11/17/2005, 00.00
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.
16/11/2007 VATICAN – ISRAEL
Nuncio to Washington says Israel not keeping its promises to the Holy See
Monsignor Sambi, who was the Vatican envoy to Israel until 2005, highlights the impasse in bilateral relations, due, he believes, to the fact that the Jewish state has failed in ten years to live up to the economic and fiscal commitments it made.
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.
18/11/2005 ISRAEL VATICAN
Katzav's promises to the Pope to be tested soon
The next round of negotiations to implement the agreements between the Holy See and Israel is set for November 24. Israeli President is said to have committed himself to accelerating their pace. Father Jaeger says he is optimistic about the outcome. Benedict XVI will visit Jerusalem only after the negotiations are concluded. The head of Israel's delegation is in Washington to urge the US not to back the Vatican.
07/11/2008 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.
19/04/2005 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Benedict XVI, the clarity of faith, unity for Catholics and a basis for dialogue between Jews and Is
Fr Jaeger: "It is only by starting out from a firm knowledge of faith that inter-religious dialogue can be fruitful".
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