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VATICAN - ISRAEL
Change of program in the Holy See-Israel Meetings
Special joint statement to postpone the plenary from 27 May to 15 June. No hitch or hindrance, only "logistical needs" of both parties.
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.
03/12/2004 ISRAEL VATICAN
Israeli Ambassador cautiously optimistic about negotiations with Vatican
It was our fault if Israel-Vatican talks were stalled, says Ambassador Ben Hur. Fr David Jaeger, of the Custody of the Holy Land, is grateful for Mr Ben Hur's 'tireless work'.
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.
27/02/2008 ISRAEL – VATICAN
For Christians talks with Israel are about vital issues, says nuncio
Mgr Antonio Franco says progress is being made, acknowledging the Jewish State is showing great understanding. He looks at the situation in which Christian communities find themselves in the Holy Land, explaining that a papal trip to the region requires greater serenity.
06/09/2004 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Guarded optimism about the resumption of negotiations
Statements by Mg Pietro Sambi, Apostolic delegate to Jerusalem, and Oded Ben Hur, Israel's Ambassador to the Holy See.
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