Rss - News and Articles12/20/2014 2:56:14 AM60en-USFinancial Agreement Negotiations http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Permanent-Bilateral-Commission-between-the-Holy-See-and-the-State-of-Israel.aspxThe Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met today, 5 June 2013, at the Vatican, at the Plenary level to continue negotiations pursuant to the Fundamental Agreement Art. 10 paragraph 2. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:20:38 GMTPope Francis meets the Jewish delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-meets-with-.aspxPope Francis meets the delegation from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC)Thu, 04 Jul 2013 08:34:25 GMTQasr El Yahud Baptismal Sitehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/baptismal.aspxThe third most important site for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land is open daily (including Saturday) following a $2.3 million investment in renovation and development.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:08:12 GMTITF-ODIHR cooperation http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/itf.aspxThe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights joins six other organizations in the 87-members ITF's fight against xenophobia, anti-Semitism & hatred.Sun, 08 Jan 2012 09:41:00 GMTBilateral Working Commissionhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/commission.aspxSubstantial progress was made. The Nuncio to Israel, Archbishop Franco, believes the parties can begin working toward the conclusion of the agreement (listen to interview). Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:56:53 GMTChristian Housinghttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/housing.aspxA new local Christian housing project in Beit Faji built with the assistance of the Franciscan Custodian and the Jerusalem Municipality.Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:27:43 GMTSt. Therese in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/RELIX.aspxThe French Carmelite nun, Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin who died in 1897, was not able to make the pilgrimage to the Holy Land in her lifetime.Sun, 08 Jan 2012 09:41:08 GMTIsraeli FM visits Vaticanhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/liberman.aspxLiberman met Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See, and Archbishop Dominique Mambarti, Secretary for Relations with States.Sun, 08 Jan 2012 09:41:01 GMTPope Exonerates Jewshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/christkillers.aspxNot all Jews then and no Jews now should be held responsible for the death of Jesus ChristTue, 10 Jan 2012 12:04:45 GMTAmb. Lewy on Vatican Radiohttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/lewy-radio-dec-10.aspxAmb. Lewy remarked on Pope Benedict 16's speech to diplomats, January 9th. “Creativity lies in compromise... you need to be creative to satisfy domestic pressure and international needs.”Fri, 18 May 2012 08:39:22 GMTChristians in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Christians-in-israel.aspxThe situation of Christians in Israel according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics report, December 2011Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:53:22 GMTFrom the Kinneret to St Peterhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/kinneret-college.aspxThe Israeli Embassy to the Holy See organized a visit to the Vatican for a group of Israeli history and archaeology students from the Kinneret College. Among others, they also visited a unique site, not yet open to the public.Fri, 18 May 2012 08:39:22 GMTIndian priests visit Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/indians.aspxA high-level Christian delegation from India visited holy sites in Israel, as religious tourism from India is on the rise.Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:59:27 GMTChristians in Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/xiansiniran.aspxReligious persecution is on the rise. Arrests, torture, death sentences and other means of oppression targetting Christians and converts are aimed at strengthening the Islamic presence.Fri, 18 May 2012 08:39:23 GMTPresident writes to Pizzaballahttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-Pizzabala.aspxIsraeli law enforcement agencies assured the president that they will double their efforts to find those who damage sites and churches.Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:17:35 GMTJewish-Catholic Commissionhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/bilatrelease300312.aspxJoint press release of Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews (Rome, March ,2012 - Nissan, 5772)Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:14:58 GMTIndependence Day Addresshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/inday2012.aspxThe Israeli Embassy to the Holy See celebrated Israel's 64th Independence Day at the German Academy in Villa Massimo on May 15th. Amb. Lewy's address in Italian ...Fri, 18 May 2012 08:39:21 GMTPope gets illuminated Genesis http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/genesis.aspxAvner Moriah presented Pope Benedict XVI with his Illuminated Book of Genesis during a special audience at the Vatican. Mon, 21 May 2012 08:55:50 GMTIsrael Vatican Commission Meethttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/bilat-june2012.aspxPress release of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel from Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:38:39 GMTYad Vashem updates Pius-12http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/yadvashem-p12.aspxYad Vashem has updated the panel on Pius XII's wartime activities in light of new evidence.Mon, 02 Jul 2012 08:33:17 GMTAncient synagogue in Galileehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/sngg.aspx A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 09:00:47 GMTJoint Communique 29/01/2013http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Joint-Communique-29-01-2013.aspxThe Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met today, 29 January 2013, in Jerusalem, at the Plenary level, to continue negotiations pursuant to the Fundamental Agreement Art. 10 paragraph 2. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:18:22 GMTPope sends Peres an early happy birthdayhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-send.aspxPresident Shimon Peres received a letter congratulating him on his 90th birthday from Pope Francis Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:46:57 GMTFather Pizzaballa-Custos of the Holy Land http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Fra-Pierbattista-Pizzaballa-confirmed-as-Custos-of-the-Holy-Land.aspxThe confirmation of Fra Pierbattista Pizzaballa as Custos of the Holy Land for the next three years has been announced on June 27Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:44:50 GMT“The suffering of the innocent”http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/“The-suffering-of-the-innocent”.aspx“The suffering of the innocent”, a catechetical symphonic concert composed by Kiko Arguello was performed by the orchestra of the Neocatechumenal Way on June 23 in front of the “gate of death” of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:53:52 GMTAmbassador Evrony speaks at Lateran University http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/the-Pontifical-Lateran-University-invited-the-Ambassador-of-Israel-to-the-Holy-See,-Dr--Zion-Evrony,-to-speak-at-the-confer.aspxOn June 26, the Pontifical Lateran University invited the Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See, Dr. Zion Evrony, to speak at the conference "Towards Rio 2013: the educational challenge for the younger generation."Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:20:35 GMTGalilee-uncovered base of 6th Roman Legionhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-archaeologists-have-found-ruins-they-believe-are-the-site-of-one-of-the-two-Roman-legions-based-in-the-country-betw.aspxIsraeli archaeologists uncover base of 6th Roman Legion in Galilee Legion camp served as a type of headquarters for managing Rome's military. From there, 3,500 soldiers ruled over the Galilee and part of Samaria 1,800 years ago. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:37:16 GMTAmbassador Zion Evrony in visit to Napleshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Zion-Evrony-in-visit-to-Naples.aspxOn July 4, the Ambassador traveled to Naples where he met His Eminence Cardinal Sepe, the Chief Rabbi of Naples, Dr. Scialom Bahbout and members of the Jewish Community.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:09:30 GMTPope Francis in Israel - May 2014http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-in-Israel-May-2014.aspxPope Francis will be the fourth Pope to come to the Holy Land. He will visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014 - the 50th anniversary of the historic visit of Pope Paul VI.Mon, 26 May 2014 12:59:01 GMTpress conference visit of Pope Francis in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/press-conference-visit-of-Pope-Francis-in-Israel.aspxlink to the press conference held in Jerusalem the 22 May 2014, regarding the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis in Israel.Fri, 23 May 2014 12:22:18 GMTPope Francis visits major sites in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-visits-major-sites.aspxMon, 26 May 2014 15:11:17 GMTPresident Peres receives Ecumenical Patriarchhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-receives-.aspxPresident Shimon Peres to the Patriarch Bartholomew I : "You came to support peace between the Catholic and the Orthodox Church and peace across the Middle East".Wed, 28 May 2014 14:12:19 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Patriarch Bartholomew Ihttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Ecumenical-Patriarch-of-Constantinople-Bartholomew-I.aspxPM Netanyahu to the Patriarch: "Our relations are good, but it's not merely our relations. We're an open society with religious freedom".Thu, 29 May 2014 11:08:37 GMTStatement by Patriarch Bartholomew at Yad Vashemhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-Ecumenical-Patriarch-Bartholomew-at-Yad-Vashem-Holocaust-Memorial.aspx"We condemn every act of terrorism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia. We must publicly profess that a crime against believers of any faith is an abomination in the face of God". Thu, 29 May 2014 12:23:07 GMTMothers of kidnapped boys appeal UNHRC in Genevahttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rachel-Frenkel-appeals-at-UNHRC-for-return-of-kidnapped-teens.aspxRachel Frenkel came to the Human Rights council Geneva along with with the mothers of the two other teens, Bat-Galim Shaer and Iris Yifrah, to appeal to the international community to help bring their sons home.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:38:36 GMTBodies of kidnapped teenagers found in West Bank http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Bodies-of-kidnapped-teenagers-found-in-West-Bank-.aspxPM Netanyahu: "Hamas is responsible - and Hamas will pay. May the memories of the three boys be blessed."Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:38:21 GMTIt's in our hands to put an end to bloodshedhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/It's-in-our-hands-to-put-an-end-to-bloodshed.aspxOp-ed: Israel's outgoing president and president-elect call on Jews and Arabs to stop violence and incitement and believe in their ability to live together.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:05:04 GMTPresident Peres speaks with the father of Muhammadhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-speaks-with-the-father-of-Muhammad-Abu-Khdeir.aspxI am ashamed on behalf of my nation and grieve with you. The only thing left for all of us to do is to ensure that no more children are murdered, and no more tears are shed are by mothers.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:14:58 GMTYou Have 15 Seconds to Take Cover, Run! http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/You-Have-15-Seconds-to-Take-Cover,-Run!-.aspxSince June 12, at least 240 rockets have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza, aimed deliberately at civilian targets. IDF commences Operation Protect Edge against Hamas.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:29:27 GMTAmb Prosor addressses the UN Security Councilhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-addressses-the-UN-Security-Council.aspxHamas is intentionally and indiscriminately threatening the lives of three and a half million innocent men, women, and children in Israel from north to south - from Beersheba to Tel Aviv to Haifa.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:23:29 GMTIsrael accepts Egyptian proposal for ceasefirehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-accepts-Egyptian-proposal-for-ceasefire.aspxThe Security Cabinet, this morning (Tuesday, 15 July 2014), decided to accept the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire starting at 09:00 today.Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:16:55 GMTThe Right of Self-Defensehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Right-of-Self-Defense.aspxIsrael's Ambassador to the Holy See Shares His Government's Perspective on the Gaza Conflict Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:58:27 GMTIDF soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-soldiers-killed-in-Operation-Protective-Edge.aspx​Since the beginning of the ground operation in Gaza, 53 IDF soldiers and officers have been killed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:03 GMTBarghouthi non è Mandela, è un terroristahttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Barghouthi-non-è-Mandela,-è-un-terrorista.aspxThe article "Barghouthi is not Mandela, he is a terrorist" was published in the Catholic weekly magazine "Famiglia Cristiana" on 7/8, written by the Ambassador Zion Evrony. The article is available in Italian only.Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:20 GMTGaza Bishop: Hamas Used Church to Fire Rocketshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Gaza-Bishop-Hamas-Used-Church-to-Fire-Rockets0808-9348.aspxThe Archbishop Alexios led journalists of CBN News on the terrace of his office to show how terrorists have used the facilities of the church to launch rockets into Israel.Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:38:39 GMT PM Netanyahu holds press conference http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-PM-Netanyahu-holds-press-conference-.aspxHamas must be held accountable for the tragic loss of life. It must be ostracized from the family of nations for its callous abuse of civilians, and Hamas must be prevented from rearming as part of Gaza's general demilitarization. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:49:32 GMTProtective Edge- FPA statement-criticising Hamashttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Protectve-Edge--Foreign-Press-Association-statement.aspxProtective Edge- Foreign Press Association statement- criticism of HamasTue, 12 Aug 2014 14:18:14 GMTCeasefire once again violated by rocket firehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ceasefire-once-again-violated-by-rocket-fire.aspxSince the start of Operation Protective Edge, over 3,700 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. PM Netanyahu:"Israel will not negotiate under fire.​​​​Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:32:37 GMTWho Will Stand Up for the Christians?http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Who-Will-Stand-Up-for-the-Christians.aspx"People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up". An article by RONALD S. LAUDER the president of the World Jewish CongressThu, 21 Aug 2014 09:11:06 GMTHumanitarian cooperation Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Second-group-of-wounded-Palestinians-to-leave-Gaza-for-Turkey.aspxUnder Israel’s international humanitarian cooperation policy following Operation Protective Edge, second group of wounded Palestinians to leave Gaza for Turkey Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:46:19 GMTPM Netanyahu sums up Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-sums-up-Operation-Protective-Edge.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, 27 August 2014, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, issued the following statementFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:03:25 GMTDemilitarization of Gaza - the only road to peace http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Demilitarization-of-Gaza---the-only-road-to-peace-.aspxAs long as Hamas remains armed, its weapons represent the strongest and most violent veto of peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians alike.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:17:44 GMTRosh Hashanah message from the President of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rosh-Hashanah-message-from-the-President-of-Israel.aspxMessage from the President of the State of Israel to the Jewish Communities of the Diaspora on the occasion of the New Year - Rosh Hashanah 5775Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:21:19 GMTShana Tova!http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Shana-Tova!.aspxThis evening we will celebrate the Jewish New Year! Rosh haShana! Year 5775! Best wishes to all of you and as we say in Hebrew, SHANA TOVA VE METUKA! A GOOD & SWEET YEAR!Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:39:02 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahu, synagogue attackhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-following-Jerusalem-synagogue-attack.aspxWe are in the midst of a terrorist assault focused on Jerusalem. The world sees this slaughter but, to our regret, does not demand that the Palestinians stop the wild incitement against Israel that is the root of the conflict.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:22:28 GMTthe 20th Anniversary Israel-Holy Seehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/celebrating-the-.aspxOn December 4, 2014 the Israeli Embassy to the Holy See celebrated 20 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Holy See with a reception at the Pontificio Collegio Urbano.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:32:45 GMTanimated film- visit of Pope Francis to Israel http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/A-short-animated-film-marking-the-visit-of-His-Holiness-Pope-Francis-to-Israel-in-May-2014.aspxA short animated film marking the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Israel in May 2014 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:52:11 GMTDelegation of Catholic Universities Rome & Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Delegation-of.aspxThe Israeli Embassy to the Holy See, together with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), organized a visit to Rome and Israel from December 5-11, 2014. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:26:56 GMT