Tag: Israel

#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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#AntiSemitism: What future for Jewish communities in Europe?

#AntiSemitism: What future for Jewish communities in Europe?

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The current situation in Europe of anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities will be debated at a conference hosted by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and First Vice President Antonio Tajani in Parliament’s premises on Tuesday afternoon (27 September). Anti-Semitism and attacks against Jews in Europe have grown in recent years. Tajani (EPP, […]

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Budgets committee chairman visits EU-funded projects in #Gaza

Budgets committee chairman visits EU-funded projects in #Gaza

Jean Arthuis MEP (ALDE, FR) (pictured), chairman of the Committee on Budgets, travelled on Tuesday (19 July) to the Gaza Strip. He visited EU-funded projects aimed at promoting sustainable economic development and empowerment of women as well as infrastructure projects in the water sector, such as the North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment Plant NGEST and […]

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