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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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EU supports activities of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Near East (#UNRWA) with €82 million

EU supports activities of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Near East (#UNRWA) with €82 million

| March 19, 2018

The European Union has made available €82 million for the 2018 operating budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This funding will provide access to education for 500,000 children, primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients and assistance to over 250,000 vulnerable refugees. […]

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European Union and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (#UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to serving Palestine refugees

European Union and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (#UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to serving Palestine refugees

| February 28, 2018

The European Union and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are holding a Strategic Dialogue on the way forward for their partnership. The discussion takes place in light of the current financial crisis facing UNRWA and the need to broaden its donor base and continue reforming […]

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How the #UN became a EU stumbling block in the Middle East

How the #UN became a EU stumbling block in the Middle East

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the two main Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah, met on Monday for the first time in three years, the EU issued a statement commending the move as an “important and positive signal” that all parties involved in the reconciliation process are willing to “engage in good faith”. While the EU noted the need […]

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For #Israel, the French initiative is ‘doomed to fail’

For #Israel, the French initiative is ‘doomed to fail’

“The measured Israeli reaction to the latest flurry of problematic diplomatic activity reflects Jerusalem’s more central security imperatives, as well as its newly-discovered sense of being a significant regional player rather than a besieged small state in a hostile sea,” writes Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association Yossi Lempkowicz.  France hosted on 10 June an […]

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#EIPA: Normalisation of ties between Turkey and Israel – a ‘win-win’ situation?

#EIPA: Normalisation of ties between Turkey and Israel – a ‘win-win’ situation?

Reports in the Turkish media suggested this week that talks Turkey and Israel are conducting since January 2016 in order to normalise their diplomatic relations are nearing an agreement, writes Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA). Turkish daily newspaper Hürriyet wrote that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated, in a cabinet meeting attended […]

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