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VATICAN – ISRAEL
Pope and Peres hopeful that Washington talks will lead to peace in the Holy Land
Benedict XVI and the Israeli president call for “an agreement that is respectful of the legitimate aspirations of the two peoples.” They also talked about the results of the bilateral working commission that has worked for years on drafting an agreement to settle economic and tax issues. Both men expressed hope for a “rapid conclusion of its work.”
31/03/2009 ISRAEL – VATICAN
Netanyahu, peace problems and the Pope’s visit
Israel’s new government, which takes offices today, is raising fears and concerns among Christians over entry visas and among average Israelis over relations with Iran and the Palestinians. The “peace process” seems now dead in the water. In May Benedict XVI will visit a land that appears to be sliding ever more into desperation and war.
07/09/2007 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Shimon Peres: Within a year the most important Israel-Holy See problems resolved
The meeting with Benedict XVI, a “great spiritual figure” and an invitation to visit the Holy Land. The Vatican urges peace between Israel and Palestine and closure on negotiations between the Holy See and the Israeli state.
11/05/2009 VATICAN – ISRAEL
Holocaust can never be denied, belittled or forgotten, Pope says
In a direct approach Benedict XVI addresses issues sensitive to Israel in an apparent attempt to meet expectations raised by his presence in the country.
26/05/2014 VATICAN -ISRAEL
Pope to Shimon Peres: I pray for you and know that you pray for me
In the meeting between Pope Francis and Israeli President, the request for free access to the Holy Places; for equal dignity among Jews, Christians and Muslims; for full citizenship of Christians (and other communities ) in the State ; to ensure the universal value of Jerusalem. Peres calls the pope "a rock against any attempt to link religion with terrorism". The meeting with the Chief Rabbis of Israel. Jews and Christians must deepen the spiritual bond that unites them.
02/05/2006 ISRAEL PALESTINE
Signs Olmert and Abbas might be ready to talk
According to Shimon Peres, Olmert might meet Abbas who is also ready to restart road map talks.
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