The European Union is, as usual, taking the wrong approach when it comes to dealing with Israel's violations of international law. With over 1,200 Palestinians facing forced eviction from Masafer Yatta, also known as "Firing Zone 918", after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favour of demolishing eight villages, the EU merely summarised what Israel and the international community already know: Israel has obligations under international law.
German-Israeli relations have a special significance due to the history of the Jewish German population during the Nazi era. Since the end of World War II, Germany has stipulated the security of the Israeli state as a central aim. The latest developments in international politics have also influenced the usually stable German-Israeli relations.
The UK claims to support a ‘two-state’ solution in Israel-Palestine but the body of a Palestinian state has long been in the morgue, although nobody dares to have a funeral. As long as Britain and other states continue to superficially endorse a two-state solution, Israel will become entrenched as a full-blown apartheid state with international blessing.
Israel’s leaders exploited the US reaction to 9/11 to demonize Palestinian resistance to the occupation. They have used the discourse of “counterterrorism” to entrench a system of apartheid, while exporting repressive methods and weapons around the world.
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