With a quarter of the EU states refusing to pass a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to annex the parts of Judea & Samaria [a.k.a. West Bank] included in the “Vision for Peace Conceptual Map,” the new EU foreign policy chief issues his own angry statement.
By Ryan Jones
Josep Borrell, the European Union High Representative (the title sounds more impressive than it really is), was clearly among those most offended by US President (now there’s a title with power!) Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal.
Earlier this week, Borrell urgently convened the EU to vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to use it as a green light to annex large swaths of the so-called “West Bank.” Continue Reading »
Nominated as EU’s next foreign policy head, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell once advised the EU about Iranian intentions, saying, “Iran wants to wipe out Israel; nothing new about that. You have to live with it.”
– Regarding the Palestinians, Borrell is in favor of EU countries unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state.
By HERB KEINON
If past comments are any indication, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles – nominated on Wednesday to be the EU’s next foreign policy czar – will make Israel pine for Federica Mogherini.
And Jerusalem was not particularly fond of Mogherini, for the most part cutting her out of the Mideast loop because of a perceived pro-Palestinian bias. Continue Reading »
Investigation by IMPACT-se, reveals hundreds of examples of extremism encouraging Jihad, violence, demonization & incitement against Israel & Jews in new Palestinian schoolbooks funded by the EU.
By Itamar Eichner
Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced Wednesday that the body will scrutinize the new Palestinian textbooks for content that incites hate and violence, out of concern that EU aid funds are being used to promote hatred.
Courtesy of The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center
The announcement follows an investigation and campaign by IMPACT-se (Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education). Continue Reading »
EU states unanimously rejected US President Trump’s recognition of Israel’s rule over the ‘occupied Golan Heights’; captured from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, in 1981 Israel passed a law formally annexing the territory.
The European Union on Wednesday issued a statement declaring its “unanimous position” that the Golan Heights remains “occupied”, rejecting the United States’ proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the territory.
“The position of the European Union as regards the status of the Golan Heights has not changed,” the 28-member bloc said in a statement.
Israel’s flag hoisted in the Golan Height, near the Syrian border – Photo/ IsraelandStuff/PP
“In line with international law and UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 497, the European Union does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.” Continue Reading »
With calls for restitution for their investments of “an estimated €315,000 worth of EU-funded humanitarian assistance,” the European Parliament members condemned Israel’s plan to remove the illegal Bedouin encampment in a 320 to 277 vote, noting, “The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law.”
– Last week Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that there was no legal reason to prevent the illegally built homestead’s relocation.
By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
The European Union on Thursday warned that Israel’s plan to demolish the Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, may amount to a war crime. Continue Reading »
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 »
Speaking to Abbas’ government’s policy that continue its ‘Pay to Slay’ monthly stipends to those who kill Israelis, EU officials visiting Israel said, “Violence should not be rewarded or encouraged in any way, but instead prevented and condemned.”
By Ariel Kahana & Israel Hayom Staff
European Union officials on Wednesday spoke out for the first time against the Palestinian Authority’s practice of paying stipends to terrorists imprisoned in Israel and the families of terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis.
A delegation of senior EU officials is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week and is expected to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Continue Reading »
After rebuking Europeans over their acceptance of Hamas’ narrative of Gaza border riots, Europe’s defense of Iran’s nuclear deal, and their rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, one EU official warns Israel to tread carefully, since Trump won’t always be President to protect it.
By Israel Today Staff
For once, the zeal of Washington’s support for Israel seems to match that of the American people. And the Jewish state is basking in the nearly-unquestioned backing of its policies, concerns and claims. So much so that Jerusalem has of late taken a somewhat more aggressive stance toward less cooperate allies.
According to a senior European Union official cited by Hadashot TV, Israel’s making a big mistake in that regard. Continue Reading »
Hours after the Knesset passed first vote in favor of a bill alleviating requirements for imposing death penalty on convicted terrorist murderers, the European Union jumps to criticize Israel’s legislative decision as ‘inhuman’ punishment.’
By David Rosenberg
The European Union slammed Israel Wednesday, hours after a bill aimed at encouraging prosecutors to seek the death penalty for terrorist murderers passed its first hurdle in the Knesset.
The Knesset, located in Jerusalem, capital of Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The Knesset voted 52 to 49 Wednesday in favor of a bill pushed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party which would ease the conditions under which terrorists convicted of murder could be sentenced to death. Continue Reading »
WATCH PM Netanyahu telling visiting European Council President Donald Tusk, Europe “seeks to unilaterally press Israel into agreements that will endanger our very existence & therefore your very defense.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The European Union must stop pressuring Israel to enter dangerous agreements that threaten the future of the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem on Monday night.
Europe “seeks to unilaterally press Israel into agreements that will endanger our very existence and therefore your very defense,” Netanyahu publicly told visiting European Council President Donald Tusk prior to holding a private discussion with him.
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Israel’s Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu (R) gestures during a news conference with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk after a joint meeting of Polish and Israeli ministers in Jerusalem.