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Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

posted on May 13, 2015

At The New York Times, Gaia Pianigiani and Rick Gladstone write, “The Vatican said Wednesday that it had concluded a treaty to recognize Palestinian statehood, a symbolic but significant step welcomed by Palestinians but upsetting to the Israeli government.” While an anonymous Israeli official argued that the treaty hinders the peace process, Hanna Amireh, leader of a Palestinian committee on church affairs, praised the treaty for “recognition of the Palestinian character that has a clear message for coexistence and peace.” The treaty still must be signed and formally approved before it is valid.

Read at The New York Times