Over 10 000 citizens from all over Europe and beyond have signed a petition to demand an end to a drones deal between the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Israel’s largest military company Elbit Systems. EMSA leases, through the Portuguese company CeiiA, two Hermes 900 ‘killer drones’. The €59 million deal started in November 2018 and is up for renewal within the coming months. The signatories also demand EU member states to refuse the usage of these drones in their airspace.
On this day, 71 years ago, the Palestinians suffered the greatest tragedy in its national history: the nakba (catastrophe). The nakba led to an estimated 750,000 Palestinians being expelled from within and outside the territory allocated to the Jewish state in the United Nation’s 1947 Partition Plan and facilitated the creation of the State of Israel in 78 percent of historic Palestine. This event led to the almost overnight erasure of a society that had been composed over centuries and was the hallmark of a new reality for Palestinians characterised by continuing dispossession, displacement, and ongoing statelessness.
A wide coalition of Cambridge University student groups called on the university to end its partnership with major arms producer BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. due to the companies' role in enabling violations of international law by Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia
In response to the escalating crisis in Gaza, PSC has published an open letter in The Morning Star, calling for the immediate lifting of the blockade and allowing of imports and exports; for the UK government to abide by their obligations under international law to end the siege; and for the removal by Israel of all obstacles to the exercise of human rights by Palestinians in Gaza, including the right to travel and trade.
AOHR has launched a campaign to support the Palestinian people's right in East Jerusalem as a main part of the right of self determination, free its 1967 occupied territories, build its free state with sovereignty.
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