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 »
• Czech lawmaker Laudat, This “may evoke awkward reminiscence of marking Jewish people during World War II.”
• Czech Minister Herman said it was “absolutely necessary to reject the efforts to discriminate against the only democracy in the Middle East.”
• Czech lawmaker Boehnisch said it was absurd that the EU had argued that ‘the labels would benefit their consumers.’
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, HERB KEINON
The Czech Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday urging their government not to implement a European Union decision to label Israeli products exported from the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
Father Gabriel Naddaf, a spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem informs European Parliamentarians, ‘In the Middle East there is only one country, just one where Christians can live in security – and that’s Israel’
By David Lazarus
The speaker was Gabriel Naddaf, a spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and spiritual leader of the Nazareth-based movement encouraging young Arabic-speaking Christians to join the Israel Defense Forces.
PM Netanyahu meets Gabriel Nadaf, Aug. 2013 – Reuters
Naddaf was standing before the European Parliament for an emergency session on the recent limitations being imposed on Israeli produce in European markets. Continue Reading »