Tag: Israel

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

| March 7, 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People visited Brussels on 6 March to meet with European Union officials and parliamentarians. Delegates described the meetings as “very productive”, writes Catherine Feore. The visit aimed to reinvigorate regional and national action in Europe and breathe new life into the […]

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European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

| February 1, 2019

MEPs marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day during a ceremony in the plenary on 30 January. “We will not forget. We do not want to forget. We are renewing our commitment to keep the memory alive and to continuously fight all forms of hatred discrimination and antisemitism,” said President Antonio Tajani. “According to the most recent […]

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Despite Mogherini’s statements against #BDS, EU continues transfer of funds to #Israel boycott organizations

Despite Mogherini’s statements against #BDS, EU continues transfer of funds to #Israel boycott organizations

| January 25, 2019

Contrary to statements by EU Foreign Minister Federico Mogherini (pictured) opposing Israel boycotts, the new MSA report reveals that funds continued to be transferred to organizations which promote boycotts against the State of Israel in 2017-2018. Minister Erdan to FM Mogherini: “Instead of hiding behind empty statements, the European Union needs to implement its own […]

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#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

| January 24, 2019

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, President Juncker issued a statement today (24 January), saying: “On 27 January we commemorate the six million Jewish women, men, and children as well as all other victims murdered during the Holocaust. On this day, 74 years ago, the Allied Forces liberated the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they […]

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EU Jewish chief challenges #Corbyn commitment to fight #AntiSemitism

EU Jewish chief challenges #Corbyn commitment to fight #AntiSemitism

| January 22, 2019

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA), wrote to Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn asking him to demand that one of his MEPs stand down from speaking at an anti-Israel event in the European Parliament on 22 January. Labour MEP Julie Ward (pictured) would be sharing the stage with  convicted IRA terrorist […]

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Commission presents its response to #Antisemitism and survey showing Antisemitism is on rise in EU

Commission presents its response to #Antisemitism and survey showing Antisemitism is on rise in EU

| December 12, 2018

The Commission has responded to a new survey by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency which finds that nine out of 10 European Jews feel Antisemitism has increased over the past five years. The results of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s latest survey on Antisemitism are particularly worrying: 85% of European Jews consider Antisemitism to be […]

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Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Věra Jourová on 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Věra Jourová on 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

| November 8, 2018

80 years ago tomorrow (9 November), the lives and history of Jews in Europe changed forever in the space of one night. The state-sponsored antisemitism of the Nazi regime triggered the murder of Jews, the burning of synagogues, and the looting of Jewish-owned businesses and Jewish houses. Around thirty thousand Jewish people were deported during […]

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