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Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

Rabbi says Jews merited great miracle to return home after scorn of exile, quotes prophets on world learning Torah from Israel.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2014, 10:11 AM

Police Arrest 'Extremists' For Anti-Pope Notices

Freedom of expression lost in Jerusalem as two youths arrested for 'crime' of posting notices, distanced for 'disruptive intentions.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/23/2014, 8:45 AM

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

Court Rejects Police 'Restraining Order' to Stop Pope Protests

Despite IDF refusal to give order distancing Jewish minor from Jerusalem, police turn to court - and were rejected.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 5/22/2014, 5:45 PM

Church Official: Arrest Yitzhar Yeshiva Head Before Pope's Visit

If Israel is serious about eliminating 'price tag' attacks, mass arrests - including of rabbis - are needed, a top church official saidYosef Berger, 5/22/2014, 8:33 AM

Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation'

PA, Arab Christian officials say pope is starting his visit in Bethlehem in order to send a political message.Ari Yashar, 5/19/2014, 12:10 PM

Pope Plans Full State Visit

The Pope's upcoming visit to Israel will be a full state visit, with meetings set with the Prime Minister, President, and Chief RabbisDavid Lev, 3/27/2014, 7:23 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

Arab MK Pleads with Pope to Stop Christians Enlisting in IDF

MK Basel Ghattas submits plea to Vatican to stem rise in Christian Arab recruitment to IDF before upcoming visit.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 2/19/2014, 6:48 PM

Abbas to Christians Worldwide: Visit PA During Papal Visit

PA Chairman, ever the opportunist, uses reports of Papal visit to encourage PA tourism, rally for more international support.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2013, 7:58 PM

Pope's First Holy Land Trip: 'in May'

Pope Francis is to make a brief visit to Israel and the territories occupied by the Palestinian Authority.Gil Ronen, 12/19/2013, 9:51 PM

Pope Francis Launches Anti-War Campaign

As US President Obama campaigns for support for military intervention in Syria, Catholic leader rallies opposition.Ari Soffer, 9/8/2013, 11:25 AM

Pope: 'True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite'

"Because of our common roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic," says Pope Francis.Rina Tzvi , 6/25/2013, 2:16 AM

Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Pope Francis extends Passover wishes to Jewish community in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/25/2013, 6:16 PM

Peres to New Pope: Come to Israel

President Peres congratulated the new pope on being chosen for the office at a meeting with Church leaders Thursday.David Lev, 3/14/2013, 4:58 PM

New Pope Said to Have Good Relations With Argentine Jews

The Roman College of Cardinals on Monday evening elected Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as its new PopeDavid Lev, 3/13/2013, 9:39 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

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope's Work to Fight Anti-Semitism

Israel’s chief rabbis respond to the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, say that he worked hard to fight anti-Semitism., 2/12/2013, 1:13 AM

European Rabbis: Hope Next Pope Will Fight Hate, Too

The European Rabbinical Council said that it hoped that Pope Benedict's replacement would continue to fight anti-Semitism as the Pope didDavid Lev, 2/11/2013, 4:29 PM

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will be resigning from his post on Feb 28.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/11/2013, 2:30 PM

Lebanese Christian Leader to Ask Pope to Recognize 'Palestine'

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church leader will ask the pope to recognize the Palestinian state when he visits Lebanon.Elad Benari, 9/7/2012, 5:14 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

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

Pope Meets Abbas, Keeps Quiet on Cleansing of Christians

Pope meets Palestinian Authority chairman at Vatican, avoids public fuss over PA’s systematic anti-Christian violence.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2011, 5:19 PM

Pope: Don't Blame Jews for Crucifixion

Pope Benedict XVI blames the 'Temple Aristocracy' for the crucifixion, absolving the Jews of collective guilt.Gabe Kahn., 3/3/2011, 6:40 PM

Papal Session on Muslim Terror Starts By Blasting Israelis

Pope Benedict XVI convened bishops to discuss Muslim terror against Christians, kicked things off with a swipe at Israel's loyalty pledge. Gil Ronen, 10/12/2010, 12:42 PM

Vatican Responds to Jewish Fury On Move to Beatify Pius XII

The Vatican sought Wednesday to calm the fury of European Jewry over its move to advance the beatification of WWII Pope Pius XII.Hana Levi Julian, 12/23/2009, 7:06 PM

Obama Turns to Pope to Back Mideast Plan

U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to the Pope to back his vision of a new Arab state on all of Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/5/2009, 12:23 AM

'One Word by Pope Means 1,000s of Jews'

Anti-assimilation org says Pope’s consent to “consider” revealing names of hidden Holocaust Jewish children has led to “flood” of requests.Hillel Fendel, 7/1/2009, 9:22 AM

Peres Greets Pope in Official Residence

Prior to his visit in Yad Vashem, the Pope called on Pres. Peres in Jerusalem. "Peace" was the theme of the speeches.Hillel Fendel, 5/11/2009, 7:30 PM