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.
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 »
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.”
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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