Monday, December 2, 2013

Francis and Netanyahu shake hands: “All is resolved through dialogue”, by Giacomo Galeazzi. On December 2nd, Francis held a cordial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu who gave him a book by his father on the Inquisition in Spain in the fifteenth century:
“To the great pastor and guardian of our common heritage” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote as a dedication to Francis in the book The Origins of the Inquisition in Spain in the fifteenth century which he gave to him at today’s meeting in the Vatican. In the current geopolitical context, the expected scenario was a meeting between the Israeli hawk and the Vatican dove. But what we saw was a frank and constructive meeting on some thorny issues regarding the Middle East. ...