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.
On the first anniversary of the passing of a motion in the Dáil to recognise the State of Palestine, Sinn Féin President and Louth TD Gerry Adams has called the refusal of the Government to recognise the Palestinian State “utterly unacceptable”, and has urged the Government “to act on the will of the Oireachtas to recognise the State of Palestine without delay”.
The Greek parliament is expected to vote in favour of recognising the state of Palestine today (Tuesday 22nd December 2015), providing a legislative stamp of approval to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ longstanding support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state. The vote will come just days after the Greek parliament’s foreign affairs committee unanimously approved a non-binding motion to recognise Palestine.
On his part, Abbas stated “the grand step of recommending to the Greek government to recognise a State of Palestine will go down in the history and in the future paces of the Palestinian people” adding also “We are very proud that we are here at the bastion of the Greek democracy” who expressed the Palestinian people’s gratitude and pleasure for the ‘grandiose’, as he called it, “Greek parliament’s initiative that further contributes to the foundation of the Palestinian State” adding “We feel at home.
Yesterday the Greek parliament voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging its government to recognise the Palestinian State within the 1967 borders and with its capital in East Jerusalem. The decision took place during a two day official visit to Greece by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more “sober” approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in dismissing a French peace initiative as only encouraging Palestinians to shun compromise.
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