The New York Times:
A few years later, Mr. Romney had dinner with Mr. Netanyahu at a private home in the Jewish quarter of the Old City, in central Jerusalem, where the two spent hours discussing the American and Israeli economies. When Mr. Netanyahu informed Mr. Romney of a personal campaign to persuade American pension funds to divest from businesses tied to Iran, Mr. Romney offered up his Rolodex.
Before he left Israel, Mr. Romney set up several meetings with government officials in the United States for his old colleague....
On National Public Radio last week, Renee Montagne introduced a segment on the Cenacle building, a disputed religious site in occupied East Jerusalem: "Israel controls the building, but the Vatican says it's the actual owner." Reporter Daniel Estrin continues:
Catholic Franciscan friars took custody in the 14th century; 200 years later, they were kicked out by the Ottoman sultan. After the 1967 Mideast war, Israel took control.
Israeli authorities have wanted to avoid allowing the Vatican to administer any kind of authority over a site that today isn't under the control of the Holy See. So Israel limits organized Christian prayers here to just a few times a year....
For two decades, Israel and the Holy See have been trying to work out disputes over church properties in Jerusalem.