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VATICAN – ISRAEL
Israel and the Vatican continue negotiations, next meeting on 11 June 2012
The Bilateral Commission met at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A joint communiqué said, “substantive progress was made on issues of significance” in “an open, friendly and constructive atmosphere”.
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.
"Very significant progress" in negotiations between the Holy See and Israel
According to a joint statement that relates the meeting of the Bilateral Standing Commission held yesterday at the Vatican. "Open, friendly and constructive atmosphere". Departure of Fr Jaeger, a member of the group for 19 years, until now Legal Adviser to the Holy See.
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.
11/12/2007 VATICAN – ISRAEL
New plenary meeting (and little hope) in Holy See-Israel negotiations
The Bilateral Commission meets tomorrow, followed the next day by a plenary session of both delegations. The Vatican has been waiting 14 years to see the Fundamental Accord implemented. Impatience is growing over unfulfilled promises.
27/03/2008 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Israeli ministry contradicts itself: a Franciscan with a valid visa is turned away from Israel
The Israeli interior ministry seems to be working at cross purposes: it issues visas, and then does not recognise them. That is entirely the fault of the "secretiveness" that shrouds the procedure and criteria for issuing visas. There is also the need for the accords with the Vatican to be put into effect at last, in order to have clear rules for visas for ecclesiastical personnel.
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