Report: Peres pushes Yishai to okay handing key Christian sites to Vatican

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May 4, 2009 12:48

 
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President Shimon Peres wants to yield key Christian holy sites to the Vatican, according to an Army Radio report Monday, a proposition which is reportedly opposed by Interior Minister Eli Yishai. According to the report, the issue ruffled feathers among senior Israeli officials. The president on Monday continued to pressure the government to give up control of six sites including the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Coenaculum on Mount Zion, the Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and the Church of the Multiplication on the Kinneret.

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