Tag: Israel

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the #MiddleEast, say MEPs

The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the #MiddleEast, say MEPs

The construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank must stop to allow prospects for a viable two-state solution, urge MEPs. The “two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states” is the only way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, say MEPs […]

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#Israel: ‘Israeli settlements in Palestine jeopardize possibility of two-state solution and peace-building process’

#Israel: ‘Israeli settlements in Palestine jeopardize possibility of two-state solution and peace-building process’

During a visit to Israel and Palestine by the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, both sides of the conflict confirmed their willingness to start fresh peace talks without preconditions. The Socialists and Democrats Group MEPs participating in the Delegation, Arne Lietz (Germany) and Gilles Pargneaux (France), welcomed these statements. However, they also warned that both […]

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Groundbreaking statement by 200 European legal scholars upholds right to #BDS for Palestinian rights

Groundbreaking statement by 200 European legal scholars upholds right to #BDS for Palestinian rights

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Marking the 10 December UN Human Rights Day, which this year raises the slogan ‘Stand up for someone’s rights today’, around 200 legal scholars and practicing lawyers from 15 European states have issued a statement that stands for Palestinian rights and considers the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality […]

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Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Today the Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin […]

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Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anti-Semitism continues to be a problem in Europe with every fifth Jew having experienced verbal or physical violence. On 27 September MEPs and representatives from Jewish communities gathered in the European Parliament to debate anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe. “Jewish friends and neighbors, we stand with you against those who spread hatred,” […]

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#Israel: Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

#Israel: Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The last of Israel’s founding fathers, former Israeli President Shimon Peres (pictured), winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize died Tuesday, 27 September, after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Doctors said Peres suffered severe organ failure Tuesday, as well as irreversible brain damage caused by the massive hemorrhagic stroke he sustained on 13 September. […]

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