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EU ‘deeply concerned’ over Israel’s Security Wall

EU unconcerned Israel’s Security Wall has been a proven factor in lowering deaths/terrorist attacks, rather only addresses concerns that the fence may harm Palestinian Arabs’ livelihood.

By Arutz Sheva staff


The European Union said on Friday it was “deeply concerned” by Israel’s construction of a new part of the security fence between it and Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled territories.

Cranes last week began erecting the fence in the Cremisan valley near the Palestinian town of Beit Jala south of Jerusalem after a legal battle.

The EU said in a statement it was “deeply concerned at the relaunch of works for the construction of the separation barrier in the Cremisan valley.”

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UN envoy urges EU to exert  pressure on Israel over demolition of illegal EU buildings


view videoIt appears the EU & UN have allied to halt Israel’s policy of demolishing illegally built structures the EU has been improperly erecting on state land.

By Reuters


BRUSSELS – A UN envoy urged the European Union on Friday to raise political pressure on Israel over accelerating demolitions of Palestinians home in the West Bank, which he said run against international law and increasingly affect aid projects sponsored by the bloc.

Robert Piper, a United Nations assistant secretary general and the head of humanitarian affairs for the Palestinian territories, briefed EU officials in Brussels on that, noting there have been over 540 demolitions and confiscations so far this year. Continue Reading »

BDS Demands EU officials boycott anti-BDS conference in Jerusalem


Leaders of the anti-Israel movement urged EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to stop EU’s ambassador to the Jewish State from attending the Yedioth Ahronoth’s anti-BDS conference in Jerusalem, scheduled for this Monday.

By Itamar Eichner


Representatives of the BDS movement have demanded that the EU boycott the Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet anti-BDS conference, which will convene on Monday in Jerusalem. The BDS movement has demanded that EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini order EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen to not participate in a conference panel alongside pro-settlement political leader Dani Dayan.

EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini.

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EU bankrolls group holding forum in Tel Aviv on how to destroy Israel as Jewish State

The EU is financing the rabid anti-Israeli organization Zochrot, that’s set to host a conference in Tel Aviv next week to discuss how to flood Israel with ‘Palestinian refugees’, bringing an end to a Jewish state.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The radical anti-Israeli organization Zochrot will host a conference in Tel Aviv next week, thanks to funding from European governments and US organizations.

The event is titled “The Third International Conference on the Return of Palestinian Refugees.” It will focus on how to make Israel give citizenship to all Palestinians around the world, and how such a move would end Israel’s status as a Jewish state. 

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EU transfers €252.5 Million to Palestinian Authority


Reaffirming the EU’s commitment to a 2-state solution, Federica Mogherini says financial aid is to be used to support ‘daily lives of Palestinians’ & ‘to ensure functioning’ of the Abbas’ government.

By Jonathan Benedek, TPS


The European Commission authorized the transfer of EUR 252.5 million on Tuesday. It was the first assistance package to the Palestinian Authority this year, and comes as a continuation of its annual commitment to providing financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

PA ‘president’ Mahmoud Abbas – Photo: Ofer Meir

“The European Union renews its concrete commitment to the Palestinians,” said EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Affairs Federica Mogherini. Continue Reading »

EU reverses Israeli settlement product-labeling decision 


Under the new agreement, the EU said it will leave product-labeling decisions up to each individual member country and promised to oppose any boycott or isolation campaigns against Israel.

By Shlomo Cesana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


The Foreign Ministry reported that relations with the European Union are “close and friendly” again after tensions arose last year over the bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports manufactured beyond the Green Line.

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Israel customs officials discover EU diplomat’s car with smuggled gold bars and steroids




A European Union diplomat was caught attempting to smuggled bricks of pure gold, jewelry, hundreds of smartphones, and dozens of kilograms of steroids into Israel on Thursday at Allenby Crossing.

Contraband seized from EU vehicle at Allenby Bridge. – Photo: CUSTOMS AUTHORITY

The goods were discovered by customs officials in the vehicle of the European Union representative, as the representative and his driver attempted to enter into Israel from Jordan by means of the Allenby Crossing, near Jericho. Continue Reading »

REPORT: In Paris, Netanyahu declined meeting Belgian FM over settlement labeling issue


Israel’s Foreign Ministry says PM Netanyahu did not cancel meeting, since it was never scheduled due to timing issues.

By i24news


Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has canceled a planned visit to Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to meet him over Belgium’s support of labeling settlements goods, Israel’s Channel 10 News reported Tuesday evening.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders arrives at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on November 16, 2015 – Photo: JOHN THYS/AFP

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in response to the report that Netanyahu did not cancel the meeting with Reynders, because the meeting was never set due to schedule issues. Continue Reading »

Blackmail & Institutionalized Corruption? Turkey Manipulates EU & Wins Big, $3.2 Billion Payoff


For Turkey to stem its mass transport of Muslim migrants to Europe, the EU as agreed to provide more visas for Turks entering European countries, pay Ankara a whopping €3 Billion, and to reopen talks on Turkey’s membership into the EU.
• French president: Money to be paid out gradually as conditions are met.

By Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


Even as it is trying — and currently failing — to placate Russia and alleviate tensions over the plane it shot down last week, Turkey secured itself a handsome victory in a different arena on Sunday, persuading the European Union to give it $3.2 billion and other benefits in exchange for stemming the flow of Muslim migrants threatening to flood the continent. Continue Reading »

EU Ignores all other global disputed occupations to single out Jewish goods


European Jewish Congress says the EU’s singling out of Israel for labeling only Jewish goods, is highly provocative since it ignores Turkey’s occupation of Cyprus while it profits from them.



The European Jewish Congress said Wednesday that the newly-approved European Union labeling regime for products made by Israelis over the Green Line “may in fact contravene international treaties and agreements like the World Trade Organization.”

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EJC President Moshe Kantor said that the guidelines were unprecedented and yet another example of Israel being singled out for special treatment.

“After studying the issue deeply we have concluded that there are no comparable guidelines for any other territorial dispute or what are perceived as occupations anywhere else in the world,” Kantor said. Continue Reading »

Abbas Appears At EU HQ & Pleads They Stop Israeli Violence

After decades of PA indoctrination of hatred & violence, excessive embezzlement, corruption and refusal to hold elections, Abbas blames Israel, saying young Palestinians ‘basically don’t see any hope’ for the future.

By Associated Press


BRUSSELS – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came to European Union headquarters Monday to seek the bloc’s help to de-escalate the crisis with Israel, which he blamed on policies and actions of the Israeli government.

Abbas in Brussels – Photo: AFP

Before opening the talks with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, Abbas told reporters the situation was “extremely serious and grave,” adding that “it may even deteriorate, and that is my fear.”  Continue Reading »

Belgian Police Investigate EU Official After Directing Anti-Semitic Diatribe At Coworker 



A European Union official is the subject of a probe by  Belgian police after he allegedly physically and verbally attacked a co-worker, calling her a “dirty Jewess,” during an anti-Semitic diatribe. The Belgian League against anti-Semitism (LBCA) said Thursday that it had filed a complaint against 45-year-old Maltese official Stefan Grech, who is president of an EU labor union called Generation 2004, after the 50-year-old Italian complainant reached out to the organization, providing it with copies of the complaint she filed, as well as testimony from a friend and witness. Continue Reading »

EU charged in court for funding illegal Palestinian construction




Settlers on Monday asked the High Court of Justice to order the demolition of 15 Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank, which they say are illegal and funded by the European Union.

The modular structures with cement floors located within the boundaries of the Kfar Adumim settlement were built in 2015 and house Palestinian Beduin.

Illegal EU funded Palestinian structures in the area of Kfar Adumim.

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Israeli Deputy FM reminds EU Chief: The Palestinians walked out of peace process

EU High Representative Mogherini meets with Abbas, scheduled to hold talks with PM Netanyahu as well in attempt to revive peace talks.

By i24news


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is committed to pursuing peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and it is in fact the latter who abandoned last year’s US-led negotiations, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday.

Dep. FM Tzipi Hotovely – Motti Kimchi/Ynet

The newly appointed Hotovely told Mogherini that the Palestinians must cease to undertake unilateral steps against Israel in the international arena, and that the EU must condemn terrorism more forcefully.

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EU foreign policy chief praised for supporting EU task force on anti-Semitism

ADL president applauds Federica Mogherini & leading Italian parliamentarians for taking steps to ‘help Europe’s Jews to truly feel more secure.’

By Ynet news


The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has expressed support for the creation of a European Union task force on anti-Semitism.

Jewish graves desecrated in Hungary. ‘Anti-Semitic assaults, hate speech, harassment, and vandalism are severely impacting Jewish communities across the EU’ – Photo: Feher Gabor

Mogherini, vice president of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced her support in a statement published in Italian newspaper La Repubblica and indicated that she had sent a proposal to Frans Timmerman, the European Commissioner whose portfolio includes human rights and non-discrimination. Continue Reading »