During his speech at the 37th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that Israel is not changing the status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque and that the current Palestinian revolt is the repetition of a long history of murderous attacks against Jews.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a campaign that advocates applying economic and political pressure on Israel to achieve equal rights for Palestinians in Israel and an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, has criticized the 150 British artists, authors and politicians who published a letter on Thursday opposing a cultural boycott of Israel and calling for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and co-existence have faced a backlash, led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Spanish judge, Jose de la Mata, issued arrest warrants for Israeli PM Netanyahu as well as six other officials including former Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman, ex-Defence Minister Ehud Barak, former Interior Minister Eli Yishai, former Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon, Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin and Vice-Admiral Maron Eliezer.
Reinhold Mitterlehner — Austria's minister of science, research, and economy — was scheduled to be in Israel next week to sit down with Ofir Akunis, Israel's science, technology and space minister. The meeting was billed as a chat about the future of scientific collaboration between the two countries, and the two ministers were planning to sign two memoranda of scientific cooperation.
Following Israel’s international political behaviour, one can easily trace a long history of political intolerance to criticism over continuous violation of human rights and oppressive policies towards Palestinians in occupied territories. Israel has intentionally and regularly broken international law such as the illegal settlements and war crimes against humanity to name only a few.
The incitement comes across loud and clear this time too. But the writing on the wall is much larger now than it was prior to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. This time, nobody will be able to say, "We saw no evil, we heard no evil, we spoke no evil." Rabin refused to wear a bulletproof jacket because he found the idea of a Jew murdering another Jew unfathomable. However, our bitter lesson has taught us that a Jew can murder another Jew and a bulletproof vest will not cut it anymore. Israel is now standing at a juncture leading to a political, social and religious rift. Violent and sharp, it includes all of the country’s political streams. Yet, it is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is largely to blame.
The European Commission's decision to label products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories is the latest step by the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, established in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 2005.
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