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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.
29/10/2009 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See and Israel continue talks on taxes and holy places
Church’s tax-exempt status was guaranteed on Israel’s foundation in 1948. It would allow worldwide donations to reach the Church in the Holy Land. Other issue is how to protect the holy places from expropriation. Next meeting is scheduled for November, the plenary on 10 December.
06/02/2008 VATICAN – ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel Commission meet again
The short press release says talks between the parties were conducted in “great cordiality.” another meeting has been set for 17 March. Negotiations have been going on for 15 years.
30/01/2013 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Differences between Holy See and Israel can be solved, Israeli ambassador says
The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met yesterday in Jerusalem in a plenary session. For Zion Evrony, the two sides have made significant progress on many points of the Fundamental Agreement. There are reasons to be optimistic about a quick resolution to the negotiations.
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.
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.
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