Vatican recognizes Palestine in new treaty

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Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's square, Vatican City, 13 May 2015.

“Even this philo-Semitic pope, this pope who cares about the Jews, even he doesn’t get it,” said David Horowitz, editor at Times of Israel


On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that it is to sign a new treaty that includes recognition of the “state of Palestine,” which lends significant symbolic weight to an intensifying Palestinian push for international support for sovereignty that bypasses the negotiations with Israel, which have come to a standstill.

Vatican recognizes Palestine
The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, is both deeply symbolic and makes explicit that the Holy S...


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