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“State of Palestine” recognition ratified by Vatican


Much like Israel and the Oslo accords, the Vatican signed a treaty recognizing the ‘State of Palestine’ last June as a sign of supporting the 2-state solution, in hopes the move would protect the Palestinian Christians as Pope Francis is eager to have a greater diplomatic role in the Middle East.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


An agreement signed last year making official the Vatican’s de facto 2012 recognition of “Palestine,” has come into effect, the Holy See said on Saturday.

Pope Francis (right) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas May 17, 2015. – Photo: Reuters

The Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” last June when it called for moves to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and backed a two-state solution. Continue Reading »