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Italy: Terrorists wanted to attack Israeli embassy

Italian police release arrest warrants for six for trying to join ISIS, planning attacks on Israeli embassy and Vatican.Matt Wanderman, 4/30/2016, 11:24 PM

An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome Synagogue

Catholic-Jewish relations are far from perfect, but it is clear this Pope seeks to build relations between our two faiths.  Elie Hirschfeld, 2/2/2016, 8:00 AM

Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as Jewish

Rabbi Arusi reveals he asked Pope Francis during synagogue visit to declare Israel is state of the Jews - pope got embarrassed.Benny Tocker, 1/20/2016, 9:06 AM

Charlie Hebdo special edition 'attacks God'

One year from jihadist attack secular satire paper blames 'idea of God,' Vatican accuses cartoonists of using God to justify hatred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 2:08 PM

Historic Vatican accord with 'Palestine' in effect

Agreement in which Holy See recognizes Palestinian state begins, almost three years after Vatican symbolically recognized 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2016, 5:58 PM

Church has no plans to stop missionizing Jews

New Vatican document precludes "institutional mission work" but says believers are "called upon to bear witness" to Jews.Hillel Fendel, 12/23/2015, 4:25 PM

Iran's Rouhani to meet the pope next month

Rouhani and Pope Francis set to hobnob in late January, in Iranian president's first visit to the Vatican.Ari Yashar, 12/22/2015, 7:14 PM

A gift from the Pope

The time tested principle in our relations with gentiles is: When they threaten, strike first and hard; when they present you with gifts, escape as quickly as you can.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/18/2015, 7:43 AM

Church calls on Christians to combat anti-Semitism

For the first time the Church has issued a document that calls for Catholics to do everything they can to combat anti-Semitism.Raphael Poch, 12/11/2015, 2:30 PM

'Vatican's call not to convert Jews means nothing'

Anti-missionary group says nothing new in Catholic declaration that Jews don't need Jesus, largely because of who's missionizing.Nitsan Keidar, 12/11/2015, 7:47 AM

Vatican: Jews don't need Christ to be saved

Report, which isn't formal change to doctrine, says Jews don't need to convert for salvation, in an 'unfathomable mystery.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2015, 4:18 PM

Vatican marks end to official anti-Semitism

Catholic Church marks 50 years since 'Nostra Aetate' declaration, which ended centuries of officially condoned anti-Semitism.Ella Ide, 10/28/2015, 3:25 PM

Pope Francis Urges 'Gestures of Peace' in Israel

Vatican 'greatly concerned' over terror, without naming Palestinian Arabs as the source.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2015, 1:42 PM

Vatican 'Greatly Concerned' Over MidEast Violence

Pope Francis urges West to intervene again into the Middle East, following Russian involvement in Syria and Arab terror in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2015, 12:52 PM

Pope Francis Supports Iran Deal

Holy See praises deal with Islamic Republic as the result of diplomacy 'exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2015, 5:56 PM

Vatican to Raise Flag at UN 'Without Fanfare'

Vatican says it will raise its flag at the UN, following approval of resolution on the matter, but with no ceremony.Ben Ariel, 9/22/2015, 5:13 AM

The Solitary Miracle that is Israel

Giulio Meotti, 9/4/2015, 12:35 PM

President Rivlin Leaves on First Trip to Vatican

Hailing Pope Francis as a 'true friend of Israel and of the Jewish people,' President sets off for first official visit to Vatican.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2015, 4:53 PM

Vatican Reaffirms Opposition to PA Flag at UN

Vatican opposed to move by Palestinian Authority asking to raise both flags over UN HQ in New York, in latest political ploy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2015, 8:37 PM

Vatican Asks PA to Remove it From UN Flag Request

Vatican distances from PA, asking that it change resolution asking to fly their flags at UN HQ together with member states.Ari Yashar, 8/26/2015, 8:35 AM

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.Ornit Etzer, 8/11/2015, 11:48 AM

Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.Ari Yashar, 8/9/2015, 5:04 PM

The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews

Giulio Meotti, 6/30/2015, 12:17 AM

Vatican Signs First Accord with 'Palestine'

After recognizing PA as a 'state,' Pope Francis's supposedly apolitical Vatican signs treaty with 'Palestine' before it does so with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 2:39 PM

ADL Thanks Pope for Defending Israel's Legitimacy

Remarks against anti-Semitism a step against delegitimization, ADL says. But can it counteract Vatican-PA relations?Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2015, 11:39 AM

Pope: I Didn't Call Abbas 'Angel of Peace'

Pope Francis tells rabbi, Israeli reporter, that he only told Abbas that he could become an angel of peace in the future.Gil Ronen, 5/28/2015, 7:58 PM

Media Joins in 'Adopting' New Saints for PA Cause

Watchdog notes media outlets parroting PA claim that 18th century nuns were part of a 'Palestinian struggle' which didn't exist.Hillel Fendel, 5/20/2015, 1:09 PM

Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot

Rebbetzin in charge of Jewish prayer at the site urges Jews to attend, says police refusing to address potential security, space issues.Shimon Cohen, 5/19/2015, 8:32 AM

The Vatican has Always Tried to Inflict Damage on the Jewish State

The Vatican has been at best indifferent and at worst, like today, willfully harmful to the Jewish State. Giulio Meotti, 5/18/2015, 4:32 PM

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Abbas

Doublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 4:18 PM

Did Pope Really Call Abbas an 'Angel of Peace'?

Lost in translation: AFP, AP accused of twisting Pope's words to attribute admiration to Abbas that really may not be there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2015, 12:35 PM

Pope Francis Meets Abbas: 'An Angel of Peace'

Pope Francis welcomed PA President Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican today, calling him "an angel of peace."Matt Wanderman, 5/16/2015, 9:36 PM

The Vatican Against the Jews

The Vatican’s decision should be read as an historic stance against the rights of the Jewish people to their own land. Giulio Meotti, 5/14/2015, 3:02 AM

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.Nitzan Keidar, 5/13/2015, 7:27 PM

Report: Police Foil Al Qaeda Attack on Vatican

Arrests of 18 suspects prevented suicide bombing at the heart of Catholicism, police reveal.Tova Dvorin, 4/24/2015, 2:47 PM

Turkish Anger at Pope over Armenian Genocide

Ankara summons Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis compares massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey to Holocaust, Stalinism.Ari Soffer, 4/12/2015, 5:38 PM

Pope Francis Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Deaths of 1 million Armenians during WWI declared 'first genocide of 20th century'; Francis notes to say otherwise is 'denying evil.'Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2015, 1:21 PM

Jewish Visitors Keeping King David's Tomb Jewish

Activists say only the constant flood of prayer sessions, Torah learning at King David's compound keep the site from becoming Catholic.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 2/8/2015, 8:16 AM

Rabbi: Gov't Trying to Ban Jews from David's Tomb

According to activist, seats and tables at the Tomb of King David were removed – as part of a plan to discourage Jews from praying there.Yaakov Levi, 10/23/2014, 12:00 PM

Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz Museum

Donation to help upkeep for death camp's preservation - and save the Vatican's image.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2014, 7:03 PM

Security Beefed at Vatican over ISIS Attack Fears

Intelligence services intercept Arabs discussing 'doing something in Vatican,' as ISIS makes 'credible' threats on Pope Francis.Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 7:30 PM

Pope Francis: I Only Have 2-3 More Years to Live

Pope Francis speaks about his poor health for the first time, indicates the possibility of early retirement.Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 10:53 AM

Pope Condemns Religious Fundamentalism

In wide-reaching interview Pope Francis says he's worried about sectarianism worldwide, will 'ask God' about retirement.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2014, 3:52 PM

Protest at King David's Tomb Over Christian Prayer

MK Moshe Feiglin leads prayer protest after reports surface that weekly Mass has begun at Jewish holy site.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2014, 8:08 PM

Peres Asks: 'Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem'

'Prayer is all-powerful. Let us use it to bring peace to the Middle East and peace to the world,' tweets pope.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 6/8/2014, 7:01 PM

Vatican Defends Controversial 'Joint Prayer'

Ahead of Sunday's 'prayer session' between Abbas, Peres, Vatican insists that the meeting will not be political.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 2:19 PM

Date Set for Pope, Peres, Abbas 'Prayer for Peace'

The threesome will hold the 'prayer' in Vatican on June 8 says pope, stressing 'it's not a mediation, it's prayer without discussions.'Ari Yashar, 5/29/2014, 9:05 PM

Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels

Rabbi claims that Pope Francis knows full well where Jewish religious objects are being kept, is hiding them to avoid legal consequences.Shimon Cohen, 5/28/2014, 5:32 PM

'We Must Save Holiness from the Conflict'

On the heels of controversial Vatican visit, Shimon Peres meets Ecumenical Patriarch, calls on Churches to initiate peace.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2014, 3:58 PM

Vatican Denies Papal Visit Has Political Agenda

Pope had 'no political agenda,' the Vatican claims - despite numerous references to 'State of Palestine' and prayer at security fence.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2014, 6:19 PM

Peres to Join Abbas for 'Prayer for Peace'

Israeli president accepts Pope's invitation for a 'joint prayer for peace' on 6 June.Ari Soffer and AFP, 5/26/2014, 1:55 PM

Pope Francis Calls PA 'State of Palestine'

'Religious, not political' visit takes decidedly political turn Sunday, after PA accuses Israel of 'judaization' and Pope calls PA a state.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2014, 2:27 PM

PM Slams EU's Hypocrisy Following Belgium Attack

PM slams EU for 'condemn[ing] an apartment in Jerusalem, but do not denounce the murder of Jews here or in Europe itself.'Hezki Baruch, 5/25/2014, 11:51 AM

Police Arrest Protestors at King David's Tomb

Twenty-six men arrested for protesting rumored holy site transfer to the Vatican; Holy See to visit the site in just a few hours.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2014, 11:11 AM

Pope Urges Religious Freedom, Peace in Syria

The Holy See kicks off three-day Middle East visit in Jordan with strong message of peace and tolerance.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2014, 8:56 PM

Vatican Says Pope to Demand 'Sovereign Palestine'

Vatican's Secretary of State says pope during visit will talk about 'Palestinian right to sovereign, independent homeland.'Ari Yashar, 5/22/2014, 7:11 PM

What's Really Going on at King David's Tomb?

Government officials keep denying rumors the site will be handed over to the Vatican - so why are so many people still concerned?Uzi Baruch and Ari Soffer, 5/22/2014, 1:01 PM