Monastery of the Cross

Conflicting statements about Georgian church in Jerusalem

By | May 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The issue about returning management of Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem to Georgia has no connection with the government of Israel, says Yitzhak Gerber, Israel’s Ambassador to Georgia. On May 1, before an event Sheraton Metekhi Palace Hotel in […]

Progress in Israel-Georgia negotiations

By | March 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – There are intense preparations going on between Georgia and Israel to cancel visa restrictions between the two countries. There are also talks with Israeli airlines regarding direct flights between Georgia and Israel, and Knesset is ready to give control […]

Georgian parliamentary speaker visits Israel

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian Speaker of Parliament, Davit Bakradze, March 12 began an official visit to Israel. Bakradze has been invited by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, according to the parliament press office. During his stay, Bakradze will have meetings with Israeli […]

Greek Patriarch denies negotiations over monastery

By | March 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, is unfamiliar with there being negotiations regarding returning church control over the Monastery of the Cross to Georgia. The Patriarch said this in an exclusive interview with the online portal […]

Israel denies talks about Monastery of the Cross

By | February 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Israeli officials deny that there are in talks with Georgia about handing over control over the Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem. “This is news for us. We have heard nothing like that,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Yigal Palmor said, […]

Georgia to have control over Monastery of the Cross

By | February 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem, which in its time was built with the support of the Georgian king and for centuries was considered a Georgian cultural center, may placed under Georgian control. The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili announced […]