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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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#Palestine refugees: Parliament urges US to reconsider decision to withhold #Unrwa funding

#Palestine refugees: Parliament urges US to reconsider decision to withhold #Unrwa funding

| February 14, 2018

Federica Mogherini during the plenary debate on 6 February  To stem the impact of a reduction in US funding, Parliament is calling on the EU to mobilize additional finance for the UN agency for Palestine refugees. MEPs are calling on the US to reverse its recent decision to withhold $65 million in funding to Unrwa, […]

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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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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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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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#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

Today 1 March, the European Commission has approved a 252.5€ million assistance package supporting the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees. It is the first part of the EU’s 2016 annual support package in favour of Palestine [1]. High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini, said: “The European Union renews its concrete commitment to the Palestinians. Through this package, […]

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#Israel and the EU end diplomatic crisis over the labelling issue, Mogherini invites Netanyahu to Brussels, EU-Israel Association Council to be convened

#Israel and the EU end diplomatic crisis over the labelling issue, Mogherini invites Netanyahu to Brussels, EU-Israel Association Council to be convened

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu going to finally pay his first visit to the EU in Brussels? This is a reasonable eventuality after Israel and the EU ended a 3-month diplomatic crisis over the EU’s decision in November to label products from beyond […]

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