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#Israel – EU condemns three-fold increase in the number of demolished structures in the occupied West Bank

#Israel – EU condemns three-fold increase in the number of demolished structures in the occupied West Bank

| May 29, 2020

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah have noted with concern that Israeli authorities have continued to carry out demolitions of Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2020. These demolitions, including of EU and EU member states-funded structures, have resulted in the displacement of Palestinians and negatively affected Palestinian communities. […]

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European Parliament passes resolutions condemning Palestinian failure to stop hate in school textbooks

European Parliament passes resolutions condemning Palestinian failure to stop hate in school textbooks

| May 18, 2020

The resolutions were adopted as amendments by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control by MEPs across the EU political spectrum including members of the three largest political groups, the Center-Right European People’s Party (EPP), the left leaning Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the liberal Renew Europe (RE) party. The resolutions were passed by over […]

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Israel’s foreign ministry hits back at EU’s Josep Borrell for his statement on the new government ‘without agreement of all member states’

Israel’s foreign ministry hits back at EU’s Josep Borrell for his statement on the new government ‘without agreement of all member states’

| April 24, 2020

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell “It is unfortunate that Josep Borrell (pictured)…chose to welcome the new government of a central partner of the EU in this way and chose to only see the relations between Israel and the EU through the prism of a plague and the status of the territories,’’ the Israeli foreign […]

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‘We are looking forward to working with the new Israeli government once it is sworn in,’ EU spokesperson tells #EJP

‘We are looking forward to working with the new Israeli government once it is sworn in,’ EU spokesperson tells #EJP

| April 21, 2020

Blue and White member Gabi Ashkenazi  will serve as Foreign Minister for the first 18 months before being replaced by someone from Likud, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.  The sides agreed that as of 1 July 2020, the government and/or the Knesset can vote on annexing parts of the West Bank, on the basis of the Trump […]

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Israel ranked high among OECD countries in dealing with #Coronavirus says Benjamin Netanyahu, as country eases lockdown restrictions

Israel ranked high among OECD countries in dealing with #Coronavirus says Benjamin Netanyahu, as country eases lockdown restrictions

| April 19, 2020

Among the developed countries, the OECD member states, Israel is ranked very high in dealing with the coronavirus and the per capita rate of tests in the country is among the highest in the world, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture by Kobi Gideon/GPO. The Israeli premier noted that in Sweden, ‘which had a […]

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Special street #Coronavirus testing services launched in #Israel

Special street #Coronavirus testing services launched in #Israel

| April 17, 2020

Health-care insurance fund Maccabi has installed a coronavirus screening booth in the street of Tel Aviv. It allows people potentially carrying the virus to be tested, in the street. The test, sent to health insurance contributors, takes less than two minutes and the result is sent the same day or the next day, writes Yossi […]

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New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

| April 7, 2020

Keir Starmer, new leader of the British Labour Party The Labour Party is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission over claims of institutional antisemitism. It is due to issue its report this year, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.  The 57-year-old Keir Starmer (pictured) made a fulsome apology to British Jews as he was confirmed […]

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