On November 11th 2015, the European Commission issued new guidelines for the labelling of products from the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.This is merely a symbolic gesture by the EU to re-affirm its policy of non-recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank. However, by merely labelling settlement products, as opposed to banning them, the EU de facto recognises them as legitimate, as long as their origin is marked.
At a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 11, the European Commission decided to label the products that are made in the Israeli settlements within the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Although the Palestinian state and government welcomed the EU decision and perceived it as a political success against the settlements, it remains insufficient, which pushed Palestinians to demand further escalation to reach a boycott.
An Israeli peace group has launched a comprehensive database of information on the location, activities and the evasive tactics used by businesses located in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories.
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