Last week, the European Parliament approved an amendment to block €20 million ($23 million) in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) if immediate changes promoting "coexistence and tolerance" with the Israeli occupation are not made to Palestinian school textbooks.
On 27 September 2021, during the third day of the UK Labour Party Conference held at The Brighton Centre, Labour Party delegates passed - by show of hands - a historic draft composite motion on the issue of Israel-Palestine put forward by Young Labour. The motion was moved by Young Labour’s Jawad Khan who described it as bringing us ‘one step closer to finally ending the shameful century of British complicity and the denial of the right to self-determination, liberation and return’.
On Monday 20 September, on the fourth and final day of the Liberal Democrat Online Autumn Conference (17-20 September), the party passed a historic motion on the issue of Israel-Palestine after it was proposed by the party’s foreign affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP. The motion, which is titled ‘Towards a Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine’, calls, according to Moran, ‘for a radical new approach to the Israel/Palestine conflict’. It marks the first time since 2017 that a motion on Israel/Palestine has been presented at the Liberal Democrat’s annual conference.
As the EU struggles to weigh in on challenging developments in its neighbourhood, the last thing it needs is diverting its focus to wholly misguided priorities. A case in point is the EU's current preoccupation with Palestinian textbooks, promoted by European commissioner Olivér Várhelyi and Israel-aligned lawmakers in the European Parliament.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat