A group of 38 members of the European Parliament sent a letter to the president of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker, concerning Commission’s contract with British-Danish security company G4S that equips Israeli checkpoints, detention centers, military and police forces, and helps Israel run prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and tortured.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the country’s Foreign Ministry to provide up to $5.3 million in humanitarian aid to Palestine, a document on the official Russian legal information Internet portal said Wednesday.
Soon after the EU adopted guidelines for labelling products made in Israeli settlements on 11 November, Israel furiously rejected this symbolic move claiming that such procedure is ‘discriminatory and damaging for the peace process with the Palestinians’. However, Palestinians saw this step essential to maintaining Palestinian dignity and holding Israel accountable for continuously violating international law.
The overwhelming majority of General Assembly of the United Nations, Wednesday, voted on five draft resolutions in favor of Palestine. The decision comes after the Assembly discussed the two articles, “the Palestinian Cause” and “the Conditions in the Middle East.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday at the UN climate summit in Paris.
Israel has suspended talks over Palestine with EU bodies after the trade bloc issued new guidelines that require Israeli producers to explicitly label farm goods and other products for export that come from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The EU contends that goods coming from the West Bank into the EU cannot be labelled "Made in Israel" as it considers the occupation illegal under international law.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend contacts with the EU over the Israel-Palestinian peace process because of the bloc’s decision to label goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
“Ahead of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people I would like to reiterate my call to place Palestine and its people under international protection, ” said Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Palestine, MEP Martina Anderson.
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