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#Israel: Palestinian president puts his state’s case to MEPs

#Israel: Palestinian president puts his state’s case to MEPs

“It is time for our people to live in freedom, without walls and checkpoints,” urged President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas in his address to MEPs on Thursday (23 June). He conveyed his people’s gratitude to the European Parliament for recognizing a State of Palestine and criticized Israel for pursuing its occupation of […]

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In #EuropeanParliament this week: UK referendum, Israel, Palestine, terrorism, taxes

In #EuropeanParliament this week: UK referendum, Israel, Palestine, terrorism, taxes

The European Parliament’s political leaders discuss the outcome of the UK referendum on the country’s EU membership on Friday morning (24 June). In addition the presidents of Israel and Palestine address the plenary in Brussels, the civil liberties votes on plans to make checks on all people leaving and entering the EU mandatory and to […]

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Journalists disappointed: No questions allowed at Mogherini-Abbas press point in Brussels

Journalists disappointed: No questions allowed at Mogherini-Abbas press point in Brussels

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Yossi Lempkowicz Journalists who covered the press point by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting Monday evening (26 October) in Brussels left the European External Action Service (EEAS) building with a feeling of disappointment as their weren’t allowed to ask any question after […]

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Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas visits European Parliament

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas visits European Parliament

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the European Parliament in Brussels on 12 February where he was welcomed by European Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments affecting the Middle East peace process. Abbas’s visit follows MEPs adopting a resolution supporting “in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state […]

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