MORE DETAILS, ACCORDING TO BRUNEI TIMES.
I think that should tell us something. Our enemies are ganging up against us once more, plotting, plotting, plotting. We knew all along that Saudi Arabia was in the pocket of the Vatican. In a way, at least now it is in the open, whereas until now they were cooperating behind the scene.
The alliance of Esav and Ishmael is being cemented once more, with Israel as the victim.
So the question still remains: was an agreement between Israel and the Vatican signed, yes or no? One doesn't negate the other. After all, the Vatican had already signed another agreement with the PLO in 2000, all the while pursuing a signature from Israel.
So I am as much in the dark as you are, but it does not look good. The pope is coming, acting AS THOUGH an agreement HAD BEEN SIGNED, going worshipping his goddess in Har Zion, and all the other abominations..... while we are being told that nothing is on paper as of now; so why would Israel give them these rights ? We have been lied to over, and over, and over, being told that nothing happens, when in fact it does. BEING GIVEN THE FACTS AFTER THE INK IS DRY....
And then, on the VERY DAY that ISRAEL was supposed to sit with them, this agreement with the Arabs; could it be that on the same day, Israel ALSO signed some papers, and we are not being told? Or that they signed them on the last day of Olmert's tenure, when the FM reps flew to Rome????
Vatican signs peace agreement with Arab League
The agreement, signed by the Vatican's senior diplomat Dominique Mamberti and Arab League's Secretary-General Amr Moussa, comes ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Jordan and Israel from May 8 to 15.
The pact, which covers political and cultural cooperation, will be symbolically sealed when the pope hosts Moussa today, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.
According to a Vatican statement, the new agreement "further consolidates the bonds of collaboration existing between the Holy See and the League of Arab States, especially on a political and cultural level in favour of peace, security and regional and international stability."
The agreement also "proposes instruments of consultation between the two parties with attention also to initiatives of interreligious dialogue," the statement said.
The Vatican and the League of Arab States, most of which are found in the Middle East and North Africa, began exchanging diplomatic representatives in 2000.
The Arab League is a forum for member nations to address common concerns and settle disputes, formulate common policies and promote economic and cultural programmes.
The agreement comes as Catholic bishops across Europe prepare to meet Muslim leaders to promote dialogue at a conference to be held in the French city of Bordeaux on Monday.
A delegation of Australian Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders is currently visiting the Vatican to look at ways to strengthen relations. The League's website lists its members as: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Somalia.
Agreement between Vatican and Arab League
Signed today in Rome, it aims to strengthen collaboration for peace, security and stability in the region and to favour inter-religious dialogue.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – An agreement aimed at strengthening collaboration on a cultural and political level between the Holy See and the Arab League in favour of "peace, security and regional and international stability" and increased attention to inter-religious dialogue, was signed today in the Vatican by the Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa – who will be received Tomorrow in private audience by Pope Benedict – and the Pope's "Foreign Minister" Msgr. Dominique Mamberti.
The Memorandum of Understanding, a Vatican communiqué informs, "further consolidates the bonds of co-operation that exist between the Holy See and the League of Arab States, especially on the political and cultural levels, in favour of peace, security, and regional and international stability. Moreover, it proposes instruments of consultation between the two Parties, giving attention also to initiatives of inter-religious dialogue" and "came into force with the signature of the two Parties".
Representing the Vatican were; Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State; Monsignors Fortunatus Nwachukwu; Alberto Ortega; Christophe El-Kassis; Nicolas Thevenin; Lech Piechota. Representin the Arab League, Walid Al Gargani, Head of the Arab League's Mission to the Holy See; Mr El Fateh El Naciry, head of the Department for Europe and Euro-Arab Affairs; Ms Dina Douay, Desk Officer for Europe in the Secretary-General's Cabinet. Also present were the Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See from some member countries of the League of Arab States.