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EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

| May 28, 2019

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle forest fires, following a request for assistance from the Israeli authorities last night (23 May). In an immediate response, the European Union has already helped mobilize four firefighting planes (two from Italy and two from Cyprus) to be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. Humanitarian […]

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#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

| May 13, 2019

Palestine refugee children near an UNRWA emergency food assistance distribution centre. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan UNRWA, the United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees, is struggling to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine […]

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#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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#USEUCOM deploys Terminal High Altitude Area Defence #THAAD system to #Israel

#USEUCOM deploys Terminal High Altitude Area Defence #THAAD system to #Israel

| March 5, 2019

At the direction of the Secretary of Defence, US European Command deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system to Israel in early March as a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to Israel’s regional security under the Department of Defence’s Dynamic Force Employment concept.   THAAD is the most advanced integrated air and […]

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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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