A new report on The Israel lobby and the European Union will be released on 9 May (Brussels) and 13 May (London) 2016. Researched and written by Public Interest Investigations/Spinwatch and published by EuroPal Forum. The report reveals the extent to which noted American funders and proponents of the Islamophobia industry in the United States and Israel’s illegal settlement project in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem are also financing the expanding Israel lobby in Brussels.
Between the 23rd and 27th January, EuroPal Forum coordinated a delegation visit to Jordan, attended by British and Irish MPs and high profile individuals. The visit to Jordan comes in light of the increase of Israeli violations in Jerusalem and the West Bank that have resulted in the deaths of more than 130 Palestinians and thousands injured. The delegation aimed to highlight on the current situation in Jerusalem and Jordan’s’ role contributing to achieving peace in the region.
Pat Sheehan MLA, Head of Sinn Féin Middle East Desk, restated his party’s support for Palestine's National Rights including Self-determination, and Sinn Féin's commitment to promoting recognition of the Palestinian state during his meeting with Zaher Birawi – The EuroPal Forum chairman on 25th of November.
In 1977, the UN General Assembly called for an annual observance of 29 of November to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This initiative came to emphasise the UN’s commitment to Palestinian self determination and the recognition of their national rights.
In a historic vote Friday night, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) at its annual business meeting approved a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions by a vote of 1040. The resolution will now be forwarded to the full membership for a final vote by electronic ballot in the coming months.
A EuroPal delegation held a series of talks with a number of European MPs from different political parties throughout the past week. The purpose of the talks was to explain the latest escalation of violence in the occupied territories and urge the MP’s to exercise pressure on their government to take serious steps towards stopping Israeli violence against Palestinians.
Starting in April, EuroPal Forum organised a series of training days in a number of European cities such as London, Goteborg, Malmo, Milan, and Copenhagen.
EuroPal Forum took a number of on-ground steps to expand its official European network as a part of its efforts to create a more balanced understanding of the Palestinian issues. . This comes as a practical interpretation of its mission to build a comprehensive European support that includes both grassroots and official decision-making bodies to help the Palestinians to gain their rights.