Israel has decided not to partner with an EU cultural programme because it includes an article banning cooperation with illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, QudsPress reported yesterday.
QudsPress said that Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported the Israeli Cultural Minister Miri Regev saying: “Tel Aviv is not obliged to continue being a partner with a project it does not agree with. Any international deal must include the Judea and Samaria [West Bank].”
The newspaper noted that the EU proposed Israel participate in the programme in 2013 and Tel Aviv accepted the proposal in 2014 including paying worth €280 million this year. The terms of the drive included a ban on carrying out activities in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Jerusalem, West Bank and Golan Heights.
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