Israeli officials called on France Sunday to change its approach to dealing with the Palestinian peace process after Paris threatened to recognize the state officially if fresh talks scheduled in the next few weeks fail.
On Friday 29th January, France issued an ultimatum to Israel, saying it will recognise a Palestinian state if a renewed push for a two-state solution fails. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, announced that France will convene an international peace summit to renew diplomatic efforts by Israel and the Palestinians and has threatened that if diplomacy failed, France would formally recognise a Palestinian State.
The Irish government have a long history of speaking out and being active on the Palestinian cause within Europe. Ireland only extended de jure recognition to Israel in 1963, 15 years after its declaration of independence. In February 1980, Ireland was the first EU member to call for the establishment of a Palestinian State. It was also the last to allow Israel to open a residential embassy in December 1993.
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