Livni tells Vatican Israel will protect holy sites

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called her counterpart in the Vatican on Friday evening, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, and assured him that Israel was dealing with the incident at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and that Israel would do everything to protect the holy sites. According to Livni's office, Lajolo expressed his appreciation to Israel about how it dealt with the incident, and said he would inform the Pope of the developments.