Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

New Orthodox Patriarch Petitions Israel's High Court over Conditions of Recognit

Expand Messages
  • Debbora Berlinger
    http://english.wafa.ps/body.asp?id=4438 WAFA Palestine News Agency TEL AVIV, October 27, 2005 (WAFA)- The newly elected Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 28, 2005
    • 0 Attachment
      http://english.wafa.ps/body.asp?id=4438

      WAFA Palestine News Agency

      TEL AVIV, October 27, 2005 (WAFA)- The newly elected Greek Orthodox
      Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, submitted a petition to the
      Israeli High Court yesterday, accusing Israel of making its
      recognition of the patriarch conditional on his signing
      of "questionable" real estate deals, Israeli Daily Haaretz said on
      Thursday.

      Haaretz said the petition claims that the Israeli government is
      applying pressure on Theophilos to approve deals that the Patriarchy
      had signed, by means of its former financial manager Nikolaus
      Papadimas, who had received power of attorney from the previous
      patriarch Ireneos I, to sell assets to foreign companies representing
      the right-wing colonizer organization Ateret Kohanim.

      According to the daily, the petition demands that the government
      unconditionally recognize Theophilos, who was elected last August, as
      Ireneos was simultaneously ousted from his position.

      The petition reveals new information about the long-term leasing
      deals in the old city of Jerusalem, in which leasing rights of
      Patriarchy assets for hundreds of years were awarded "at prices that
      can scarcely be imagined."
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.