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' at the Vatican

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

Abbas Accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' Jerusalem in Papal Meeting

'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

Netanyahu 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 Francis 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 Will 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

Restraining Orders on 'Extremists' Before Papal Visit

'Right-wing activists' to be put on house arrest during papal visit, police announce. Are efforts to ramp up security going too far?Tova Dvorin, 5/21/2014, 8:52 PM

Pope Francis Insists His Visit is 'Religious, not Political'

Pope says visit to Israel and Jordan meant to improve relations with other Christian denominations and 'pray for peace'.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 5/21/2014, 5:06 PM

Pope Plans Gesture Apologizing to Theodor Herzl

Pope Francis reportedly to put wreath on grave to correct 110-year-old historic injustice by Vatican; PMO denies David's Tomb transfer.Ari Yashar, 5/21/2014, 1:47 PM

Vatican 'Only' Wants Daily Prayers at King David's Tomb

Official says Vatican is not seeking ownership of the Cenacle, only wants daily two-hour prayers at the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2014, 3:16 AM

Security Service Tries to 'Silence' Rabbi Over King David's Tomb

Temple Institute head says he felt 'like this was Russia', after being warned not to talk about reported transfer of Tomb to Vatican.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 10:39 PM

The Pope's First Stop is in the "State of Palestine"

History repeats itself, unfortunately. Giulio Meotti, 5/20/2014, 8:29 PM

Minister Denies David's Tomb Vatican Handover

Public Security Minister informs Knesset there will be no change in status quo at holy site.Shimon Cohen, 5/18/2014, 8:07 PM

Police to Deploy 8,000 Extra Officers During Papal Visit

Police Commissioner vows to apprehend 'extremists' in response to concerns from Rome. But why would the Pope be safer in the PA?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2014, 2:51 PM

Will the Vatican get a Seat in David’s Tomb?

Arutz Sheva columnist, an expert on the Vatican's relationship with Israel and the Jewish people, exposes the ramifications of a possible deal. Giulio Meotti, 5/16/2014, 12:31 PM

Pope Plans to Drive Unprotected in PA Areas

Pope Francis seemingly feels safe in Bethlehem, plans to drive in open-top car, amid reports he will 'declare himself Che Guevera of PA.'Ari Yashar, 5/16/2014, 1:14 AM

Report: Vatican Will Gain More Control Over King David's Tomb

Israel may not transfer the site to the Vatican outright, but it might allow more Christian control over the site. Is this a slippery slope?Shimon Cohen, Tova Dvorin, 5/14/2014, 9:34 PM

Lebanese Patriarch to 'Surpass Borders' in Israel Visit

Maronite patriarch to visit Israel for Pope Francis visit to strengthen Christian identity - despite heavy opposition from Hezbollah.AFP, 5/14/2014, 8:28 PM

Israel's Vatican Envoy Denies Deal Over King David's Tomb

Israeli ambassador to the Vatican the latest to join in the chorus of government voices denying a deal.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2014, 7:20 PM

Liberman Denies King David's Tomb Transfer

Foreign Minister vehemently denies reports, amidst ongoing controversy over papal visit.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 1:57 PM

Protests Erupt Over King David's Tomb Deal

Hareidi community leads protest outside the Tomb against reported deal with the Vatican. Will it be given away - or is the deal a rumor?Tova Dvorin and AFP, 5/12/2014, 10:45 PM

'Price Tag' Graffiti Found on Jerusalem Church

Graffiti reflects tensions over Papal visit, plans to hand King David's Tomb over to the Vatican.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2014, 1:44 PM

Rabbi: Government Giving Away King David's Tomb is 'Anti-Israel'

Rabbi warns that rumored deal to hand King David's Tomb to the Vatican can have deep religious consequences.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 5/7/2014, 11:00 PM

Netanyahu 'Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David's Tomb to Vatican'

An MK Says Netanyahu has contacted the Chief Sephardic Rabbi, asked for halakhic permission to make the move.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 5/1/2014, 5:36 PM

'Handing Over David's Tomb Rewrites History in Israel'

Deputy Minister writes stern letter to PM, warning him that handing David's Tomb to the Vatican is a Palestinian Arab victory.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2014, 4:03 PM

John XXIII: The 'Best Pope for The Jewish People'

Holocaust scholar says John XXIII saved thousands during Holocaust, persuaded Vatican not to oppose Israel independence.AFP, 4/26/2014, 8:52 PM

Alarm over Reported Deal with Vatican for David's Tomb

Official tells Arutz Sheva Israel has no intention of transferring control to the Catholic church, but new reports say otherwise.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/20/2014, 3:08 PM

The Pope's Anti-Semitic Plan for Jerusalem

On his trip to the Middle East, the Pope is going to make obvious his support for the PA and antagonism for Israel. Giulio Meotti, 4/4/2014, 4:25 PM

Foreign Ministry Strike May Postpone Pope

Intensifying strike threatens to make British PM Cameron's visit next week 'impossible,' as well as pope's first visit in May.Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 12:43 PM

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

The Prime Minister's Office calls reports that Mount Zion will be transferred to the Vatican 'fundamental lies.'Tova Dvorin , 2/20/2014, 7:31 PM

Pope Coming To Israel As 'Che Guevera of Palestinians'

Reports from sources close to pope reveal his upcoming visit meant as PA propaganda, Elkin calls reports 'exaggerated.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 8:16 AM

Pope Francis Confirms May Trip to Middle East

Pope Francis officially announces his trip to Jordan, Israel and the PA will take place between May 24 and 26.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 6:46 AM

Calling the Pope an Anti-Semite

Actions and words paint a sorry picture of the Vatican and Israel. Giulio Meotti, 12/23/2013, 11:48 PM

Netanyahu in Rome Unwilling to 'Bow Head' on Iran

Despite US pressure Israeli PM reiterates opposition to Iran nuclear deal on Rome trip, meets Pope Francis at Vatican.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2013, 2:42 PM

Prime Minister Headed to Rome for Talks with Pope Francis

Netanyahu takes off Sunday for Vatican; expected to discuss Iran deal, PA talks, and rumors of Pope Francis's visit in 2014.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2013, 1:33 PM

Vatican to Visit Jordan in 2014; Israel Trip Still Possibility

Vatican announces Pope Francis visit in 2014; move follows unconfirmed rumors of Israel visit next year.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2013, 8:11 AM

Netanyahu, Pope to Meet Dec. 2

The two leaders are expected to discuss nuclear talks with Iran and peace negotiations with the PA.Gil Ronen, 11/23/2013, 7:23 PM

For the Pope, Israel Does Not Really Exist

The writer, Arutz Sheva columnist, is an expert o n the Vatican. His new book, The Vatican Against Israel, will be published at the end of this month. Giulio Meotti, 10/16/2013, 9:40 AM

Vatican Paper Slams Waters’ Anti-Semitism

Semi-official Vatican paper calls Roger Waters out for anti-Semitism over pig balloon with Jewish star.Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2013, 7:30 PM

Elkin: Israel Not Negotiating with Vatican on King David's Tomb

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin dismisses reports that Israel is planning to hand over control of the Tomb of King David to the Vatican.Shimon Cohen, 7/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Vatican, Iran Resist UN Efforts to Fight Violence Against Women

The Vatican and Iran are resisting efforts by UN conference to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women, children.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/5/2013, 9:36 PM

PM Netanyahu Thanks Pope Ahead of Retirement

PM Netanyahu sent a letter to outgoing Pope Benedict XVI thanking him for his work on behalf of strengthening interfaith ties.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/19/2013, 9:22 AM

Head of Catholic Sect Calls Jews 'Enemies of Church'

Vatican reaffirms its commitment to dialogue with Jews after head of a traditionalist breakaway group called them "enemies of the Church." Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/8/2013, 7:55 PM

EXPOSÉ: Italy, Land of Islam

Education minister Profumo proposed that Islam be taught in public schools alongside Catholicism. Nazification of Israel ruled free speech.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 10/31/2012, 11:42 AM

Yad Vashem Softens Criticism of Pope Pius XII

Yad Vashem has modified its account of Pope Pius XII’s actions toward the Jews during WWII, following a long diplomatic dispute.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/3/2012, 2:47 PM

'Orgy of Vendettas' Fuels Vatican Scandal

A scandal over leaked documents at the Vatican has taken a melodramatic turn as the Holy See's dirty laundry is aired for the world.Gabe Kahn, 5/28/2012, 6:16 PM

Similarities And Differences Between Two Papal Visits to Cuba

The Catholic Church in Poland is seeking to exploit the weakened state of the Communist regime in Cuba.Amiel Ungar, 3/27/2012, 6:20 AM

Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. Giulio Meotti, Italy, 12/15/2011, 4:14 PM

Vatican Contends with Chinese but Must Also Address Ireland

While the Catholic church could always expect trouble in China, the problems in Ireland are a painful surprise.Amiel Ungar, 7/28/2011, 9:24 AM

More Israeli-Vatican Talks, Following Vatican Call for PA State

Vatican calls for PA state, has not repealed its demand for control of Old City areas - and Dep. Min. Ayalon is on his way there for talks.Hillel Fendel, 6/13/2011, 6:23 PM

'The Pope Could Have Saved Many'

Pope Pius XII could have saved many Jews from death during the Holocaust, says professor given access to Church files.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2011, 7:51 PM