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EU warns Israel should High Court ruling to raze illegal encampment be enforced

EU foreign policy chief Federica ‎Mogherini says Israel’s High Court of Justice ruling will have “‎‎serious ‎consequences.”
• Pro-Palestinian group urges EU to show Israel “what it stands to lose.”
• WATCH video on illegal EU settlements

 

By Eldad Beck, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The European Union warned Israel over the weekend ‎that the planned demolition of an illegal Bedouin ‎village in the ‎West Bank will have “‎‎serious ‎consequences” and will pose a significant threat to ‎the two-state solution.‎

Israel’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday cleared ‎the way for the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, ‎an illegal Bedouin ‎encampment located 10 kilometers ‎‎(6 miles) east of ‎Jerusalem between the Israeli ‎communities of Maaleh ‎Adumim and Kfar Adumim, which ‎is home to some 180 Bedouin. Continue Reading »

Israel’s supreme court rules squatters’ village near J’lem to be demolished

The EU has spent hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money to erect makeshift sheds in defiance of Israeli building & zoning laws, proudly displaying the EU flags constructed on public lands. Such actions are clearly illegal according to local laws & European laws, and despite European gov’ts efforts to halt their demolition, the supreme court now approves the razing of the illegal Bedouin village east of Jerusalem.
– View Video

By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israel’s supreme court ruled Thursday in favor of demolishing an illegally-built Bedouin village east of Jerusalem, despite a campaign by European governments to save it. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s Responds to UN General Assembly Vote on Jerusalem

WATCH: PM Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s rejection of the resolution, praised the countries that didn’t vote in favor of it.
– PA autocrat Abbas referred to vote as a “victory for Palestine.”
– Haley: US will “remember” this day of being “singled out.”
– Amb. Danon: Supporters of resolution are puppets “forced to dance while the Palestinian leadership looks on with glee.”

By HERB KEINON

 

US threats to cut off aid to countries voting in favor of a General Assembly resolution condemning the US for deciding to move its embassy to Jerusalem did not move the needle too far inside the world body, as the measure passed by a vote of 128 against nine, with 35 abstentions. Continue Reading »

EU foreign policy chief vows to declare Jerusalem capital of Palestine

European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says, ‘Only realistic solution is two states with Jerusalem as capital of both,’ adding King Abdullah of Jordan was ‘very wise man’ who should be listened to on Jerusalem, stressing how diplomatic efforts with Jordan, the US, and Russia needed to ensure Palestinians’ rights,’ she added.

By Reuters

 

The EU’s top diplomat pledged on Thursday to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the United States, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital.

With President Trump at Kotel wearing a kippa, a message was sent as to the site’s Jewishness – White House/YouTube

The European Union, a member of the Middle East Quartet along with the United States, the United Nations and Russia, believes it has a duty to make its voice heard as the Palestinians’ biggest aid donor and Israel’s top trade partner. Continue Reading »

UNHRC to become BDS’ greatest champion

As well as some 50 int’l companies, approximately 100 Israeli companies operating in the West Bank and east Jerusalem received a formal warning they will appear on the UNHRC blacklist.
Israel’s UN envoy, Danny Danon said the UN Human Rights Council will become ‘the world’s biggest promoter of BDS.’

By The Associated Press

 

Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a UN database of companies that operate in Israel’s West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication.

While Israel is usually quick to brush off UN criticism, officials say they are taking the so-called “blacklist” seriously, fearing its publication could have devastating consequences by driving companies away, deterring others from coming and prompting investors to dump shares of Israeli firms. Continue Reading »

European Parliament President concedes to abide by law, will stop hosting terrorists

In what should have been an obvious, moral standard of behavior, EP President now concedes after his prior practice was proven to be a blatant violation of guidelines & rules of the EU itself, former Palestinian terrorists will no longer be allowed to participate in European parliamentary events.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

About two months after the participation of terrorist Leila Khaled as guest of honor at the European Parliament, President of the Parliament Antonio Tajani on Wednesday announced that representatives of terrorist organizations or former terrorists would not be allowed to participate in the Parliament.

PFLP terrorist and multiple airline hijacker, Leila Khaled – Photo: Sebastian Baryli/Wikimedia Commons

The announcement came after a move led by MEP Anders Vistisen – accompanied by legal counsel Yifah Segal, director of the International Legal Forum (ILF) – who handed to the President a letter signed by 60 members of Parliament, quoting European Union laws and guidelines proving that Khaled’s visit violated them. Continue Reading »

UN & EU call for Israel to cancel new home construction plans for Jews in West Bank

With the Trump administration recognizing Jewish construction has not been the reason for lack of peace, Israel approves plans for new home building in West Bank, so now the EU Foreign Service reiterates their objection to the ‘illegal Jewish settlements’ and the Palestinian envoy to the UN said Israel’s gov’t ‘opposes peace, disregards international law.’
– Meanwhile EU & UN ignore PA & Hamas’ reconciliation, with Hamas sworn to destroy Israel.

By Elisha Ben Kimon

 

Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the European Union’s Foreign Service said in a statement on Wednesday, warning that such settlements threaten any future peace deal with the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Lacking moral compass EU invites Palestinian terrorist to be keynote speaker

In an obscene demonstration of moral corruption, the European Parliament invites multiple hijacker, convicted & jailed PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled, to speak on the ‘role of women in the Palestinian resistance’, instead of any of the women who work for and advocate peace & coexistence.
• EU lawmaker: ‘It’s outrageous for EU to desecrate its halls with terrorist.’

By Lital Shemesh and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The European Parliament in Brussels invited Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled to speak Tuesday at an official conference on “The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Struggle.”

Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was involved in the hijacking of an American airplane in 1969 and a failed hijacking attempt on an El Al flight the following year.  Continue Reading »

Netanyahu caught on ‘hot-mike’ when speaking to European leaders

Politicly Incorrect Netanyahu: “I think Europe has to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and disappear. I am not very politically correct. I know that’s a shock to some of you…..But the truth is the truth, both about Europe’s security and Europe’s economic future. Both of these concerns mandate a different policy toward Israel.”
– MUST WATCH VIDEO: Netanyahu address the Visegrad Group – Leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

By David Rosenberg

 

A private conversation between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and four central and eastern European leaders was accidentally transmitted to journalists outside of the meeting, when Netanyahu forgot to remove a microphone he was wearing. Continue Reading »

EU postpones summit with Israel as ‘punishment’ for passage of Regulation Law

 

The EU chastised Israel over the Regulation Law’s passage and postponed indefinitely a meeting between EU and Israeli officials, seen as a step towards mending strained relations.

By David Rosenberg

 

While the United States has refused to condemn passage of the Regulation Law Monday night, Britain and the European Union slammed the legislation on Tuesday, saying that it threatened the pursuit of a two-state solution. Neither referred to the previous situation on Cyprus, when Greeks were allowed to recompense Turks for building on their land when the island was divided rather than abandon their home, this with the consent of the Hague Court. Continue Reading »

Publicly EU denounces BDS, then passes €MILLION$ to pro-BDS organizations

 

Despite the often repeated, publicly given anti-BDS declarations, the EU continues funding millions of euros to pro-BDS organizations that promote anti-Israel protests, accuses Israel of perpetrating “massacres,” “cultural genocide,” “apartheid” and regularly issues posters and caricatures demonizing the Jewish State, some of which are virulently antisemitic.

By Mordechai Sones

 

Organizations receiving European Union funding to promote goals such as peace, cooperation and human rights, exploit the largesse to promote the anti-Israel boycott campaign (BDS) and legal warfare operations that deny Israel’s legitimacy to exist as a Jewish state, according to a study conducted by the NGO Monitor research institute. Continue Reading »

EU considering dropping Hamas from bloc’s terror blacklist

 

The European Court of Justice advocate-general suggests that, “The council cannot rely on facts and evidence found in press articles and information from the internet,” in keeping Hamas on the sanctions list.

By HERB KEINON

 

The European Union appears on its way to declaring that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

An advocate-general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges, recommended on Thursday that they reject an appeal by the Council of Europe against the lower EU court’s decisions in late 2014 to remove both Hamas and the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka from the sanctions list due to flawed procedures. Continue Reading »

EU follows UNESCO lead to disregard Jewish connection with Temple Mount

 

In response to the Palestinian-Jordanian draft decision an Israeli official said the Europeans’ proposal also denies any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, despite France’s apology & admission of error in supporting last April’s UNESCO proposal that did the same.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem is fuming over a draft decision distributed on Thursday by representatives of the European Union at meetings of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Istanbul on the subject of the Israeli capital’s Old City that completely ignores the Jewish connection to the site.

Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. – Photo: AFP

The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week. Continue Reading »

Israeli NGO Thanks the UK for choosing Brexit

 

The Israeli NGO Regavim praises and congratulates the Brits for voting to leave the EU, who has for years conspired and engaged in covert, illegal interference in Israeli internal affairs, at a cost (waste) of hundreds of millions of Euros.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Regavim has offered its congratulations to the UK for voting in favor of leaving the European Union.

Regavim is  an NGO focused on “ensuring responsible, legal, accountable and environmentally friendly use of Israel’s national lands and the return of the rule of law to all areas and aspects of the land and its preservation.” It has strongly criticized the EU for funding illegal Palestinian construction. Continue Reading »

EU thinks ‘throwing Israel to the crocs means Europe will be eaten last’

 

The fourth German-Israel Congress held in Frankfurt sent a strong message to the EU bureaucrats.

By GIL HOFFMAN

 

More than 3,000 supporters of Israel attended a pro-Israel event in Frankfurt on Sunday, sending a message to European foreign ministers who were expected to endorse a French diplomatic initiative opposed by Israel in Brussels the next day.

AYOUB KARA (second left), the deputy regional cooperation minister, attends the German Israel Congress in Frankfurt yesterday. – Photo:Courtesy

Billed as the largest pro-Israel event of its type in Europe, the fourth German Israel Congress marked the close of the year of celebrations commemorating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. Continue Reading »