Meeting with the members of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation and Patrons of this Foundation about the future developments and contributions of the University.

Signing of the Pact of Friendship between the municipalities of Gubbio and Bethlehem, which emphasized the communion of human, cultural and religious values.
The event was attended by the Bishop Luciano Paolucci Bedini, the Mayor of Gubbio Mr. Filippo Mario Stirati, the Mayor of Bethlehem Mr. Anton Salman, Ambassador Issa Kassissieh, Father Ibrahim Faltas of the Custody of the Holy Land, Bernardetta Radicchi, President of CESF Perugia and Mr. Fabio Mariani, President of Università dei Muratori. 
Firma del Patto di Amicizia tra i comuni di Gubbio e Betlemme, 08 maggio 2019
Dopo la firma di una dichiarazione congiunta con il re del Marocco il rappresentante di Abu Mazen presso la Santa Sede auspica che la città santa resti effettivamente un mosaico, 05 Aprile 2019
S.E. l’Ambasciatore Issa Kassissieh ha preso parte all’incontro con S.E. Mons. Giovanni D’Ercole, Vescovo di Ascoli Piceno, e alle autorità locali presso il Palazzo Vescovile e ha visitato il Centro polifunzionale Agorà ad Arquata del Tronto.
L’evento è stato organizzato in collaborazione con l’Associazione “Carità Politica”
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S.E. l’Ambasciatore Issa Kassissieh ha preso parte alla cerimonia di consegna della "Lampada della Pace" a Sua Maestà il Re di Giordania, Abdullah II, accompagnato dalla Regina Rania nella Basilica di San Francesco , alla presenza del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri, Giuseppe Conte, della Cancelliera tedesca, Angela Merkel, del Presidente del Parlamento europeo, Antonio Tajani, e del Presidente della CEI, Card. Gualtiero Bassetti.
H.E. Ambassador Issa Kassissieh attended the meeting with H.E. Mons. Giovanni D’Ercole, Bishop of Ascoli Piceno, and local authorities at the Bishop’s Palace and visited the the multi-purpose auditorium Agorà in Arquata del Tronto.
The event was organized in cooperation with the Association “Carità Politica”.
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Message from the Ambassador

I was honored by the trust given to me by President Mahmoud Abbas to appoint me as Ambassador to the Holy See. This comes after the passing away of one of our legends in the Palestinian diplomacy, late Shawqi Armalii, who carried this task from another legend, Ambassador Afif Safieh.

Presenting my credentials to his Holiness in December 2013 paved the way for fostering further the bilateral relations bearing in mind that the Holy See upgraded the status of the Palestinian mission to an Embassy: The Embassy of the state of Palestine, in accordance with the U.N. resolution recognizing Palestine as an observer state issued on 29 November 2012.

When talking about the bilateral relations, one cannot overlook the role of the late President Yasser Arafat, whose role was instrumental in fine-tuning them during the time of St. Pope John. This culminated into signing the basic agreement between the two sides in 2000.

The peace pilgrimage and the Ecumenical meeting in Jerusalem followed by the Peace Prayer in the Vatican City in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres planted the seed of peace in the Holy Land. With all the difficulties we are facing today, I am confident that this holy seed will bear fruit, where bridges not walls will be built, as justice and peace will prevail in Palestine. This would mean that the Palestinian people would exercise their self-determination and regain their freedom and dignity, living in co-existence with its neighbors.

The role of the embassy will continue to take this mission and to raise the Palestinian voice including working for the consolidation of the Palestinian Christian presence in the Holy Land, which faces many challenges ahead.

As the Holy Bible says: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied" (Luke 6:20-23).