Pope Francis to meet with sex abuse victims
He concluded his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land Monday by visiting Israel's holiest and most poignant sites, a day after a visit to Bethlehem upset Israelis because of the support he appeared to voice for Palestinian independence. At Israel's ...
Pope Francis offers prayers at Israeli separation wall in Bethlehem
It is an image that will define Pope Francis's first official visit to the Holy Land. Head bowed in prayer, the leader of the Catholic church pressed his palm against the graffiti-covered concrete of Israel's imposing "separation wall", a Palestinian ...
Israel ushers pope to terrorism memorial after prayer by 'Free Palestine' graffiti
Israeli, Palestinian leaders to visit Vatican
Pope Honors Holocaust, Terror Victims in Israel
Palestinian soccer chief wants FIFA sanctions if Israel fails to lifts travel ...
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The head of Palestinian soccer said Monday he will urge sanctions against Israeli soccer authorities unless Israel lifts travel restrictions on some of his players and foreign visitors. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine ...
Palestinians Seek FIFA Sanctions Against Israel
Why there is no Palestine
Pope Francis invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Vatican peace talks
Bethlehem, West Bank (CNN) -- Pope Francis extended an invitation Sunday to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a "peace initiative," after earlier calling for a two-state solution to the intractable ...
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In Israel, Ted Cruz blasts Palestinians and Obama administration
Dallas Morning News (blog)
He criticized the U.S. administration for pressuring Israel on the issue of settlements in the Palestinian territory. Those, Cruz said, are “a question for the government of Israel,” adding that it's not America's role “to try to impose a policy about ...
Sen. Ted Cruz blames Palestinians for failed peace talks
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Cardinal Is First Top Lebanese Cleric in Israel
The head of Lebanon's largest Christian denomination visited a parish in central Israel on Monday, becoming the first Lebanese religious leader to come to the Jewish state since its creation in 1948. Cardinal Bechara Rai, a Maronite Catholic, made the ...
Rai becomes first Lebanese religious leader to visit Israel
6 Ways Closer Ties With Israel Will Help China
In Israel, the excitement about more collaboration with China is palpably growing. Israelis woke up a little shocked this week to learn that Israel's largest dairy company, Tnuva, was being acquired by China-based Bright Foods. Tnuva is an 80 year old ...
Pope, in Mideast, Invites Leaders to Meet on Peace
New York Times
After describing the overall situation between Israel and the Palestinians as “increasingly unacceptable,” the pope made a dramatic, unscheduled stop at Israel's contentious concrete barrier separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem, where he prayed and ...
Pope Francis Prays At Bethlehem, Wall Between Israel And 'State Of Palestine ...
Such imagery seemed likely to cause unease among Israel's leaders, who say the barrier, erected 10 years ago during a spate of Palestinian suicide bombings, is needed to secure its security. Palestinians see it as a bid by Israel to partition off ...
Welcome to Israel, Pope Francis! Bienvenido!
This is surely one of the most important visits that the State of Israel has merited in recent years, not only due to the enormity of the pope's religious influence, but also because of the great popularity that he enjoys across the entire world. His ...