The Pope, the Palestinians and Middle-East Peace

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Under the leadership of Pope Francis, the Vatican has joined 135 countries in recognizing a Palestinian state.  Will it be more than a boost for Palestinian morale? We hear Israeli reaction and the possible consequences in Europe and elsewhere in the world of diplomacy.

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Photo: Pope Francis (R) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. (Tony Gentile/Reuters)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Christine Detz