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Sidelining Palestinians in Israel will doom prospects for peace

By: Ben White In mid-April, the United States state department published its annual human rights review - and the country report for Israel make... Read more

May 04, 2013

European Union Condemns Israeli Settlements - But Buys From Them

BY JOHN GEE | LAST UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 - 9:59:09 PM Whereas the U.S. government’s position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank has been signif... Read more

May 03, 2013

The EU must do more to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict

The EU has considerable leverage in the region, yet is taking a back-seat to the US – which dithers as relations in the region break-down. It’s t... Read more

Apr 29, 2013

Europe's odd policy in Palestine. By Ramzy Baroud

More bad news emerged from Israel in recent weeks. It's not that good news has the habit of being associated with Israel, its military occupation, ins... Read more

Mar 15, 2013

A well-rehearsed Israeli ploy

The recent escalation of violence in Gaza only shows that Tel Aviv is intentionally oblivious to the new “dawn” rising across the Arab world. Read more

Nov 19, 2012

In the Press: "Waiting for Palestine" by Clare Short

London - Government Gazette, October 2012, p. 104. The situation in Palestine is heartbreaking: people suffer evermore, international law is ... Read more

Oct 16, 2012

Day 3 EFA Visit to Palestine: Jerusalem & Ramallah

Tuesday 2 October - Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans on the third day of her visit to Palestine with EFA MEPs Ana Miranda and François Alfonsi. A day that ... Read more

Oct 04, 2012

Day 2 EFA Visit to Palestine: Jerusalem & Hebron

Jill Evans MEP reports on the second day of the visit to the West Bank and East Jerusalem with EFA MEPs Ana Miranda and François Alfonsi.  Our j... Read more

Oct 02, 2012

Israel is itching for war

The EU seems oblivious to the fact that Tel Aviv is using the Syria violence to encourage disastrous regional conflict and divert attention from Pales... Read more

Jul 27, 2012

No More Trade with Israel

The EU needs to place conditions on its trade relations with Israel if it wants to see any progress towards resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Read more

Jul 12, 2012

Can the EU save the two-state solution?

The Obama administration is busy fighting for re-election and has already failed to produce a breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So now... Read more

Jun 14, 2012

Europe's Southern Mediterranean Priorities

Last month the European Parliament postponed the vote at the Committees on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on whether or not to enhance trade ... Read more

May 16, 2012

Israel not keen on changing status quo

The Israelis are anything but stupid. However their cleverness and innovation in perfecting the technological, logistical and financial dimensions of ... Read more

May 15, 2012

Europe should reject EU-Israel ACAA

On 24 April, the European Parliament's committees on foreign affairs (AFET) decided to postpone the vote on the controversial proposed EU-Israel Agree... Read more

Apr 27, 2012

The building and systematic destroying of Palestine

Israel must not be able to get away with destroying EU-funded projects in Palestine. Read more

Apr 13, 2012

The Land of their Forefathers

Using their archaelogical expertise, the French help the Palestinians trace their roots. Read more

Apr 10, 2012

What happened to the state-building project in Palestine?

The World Bank report "Stagnation or Revival?" (March 21, 2012) draws a bleak picture of Palestinian state-building projects and reveals the real prob... Read more

Mar 21, 2012

Israel and Perpetual War

Sporadic violence in Gaza is a way for Israel to test its latest military gadgets. As depicted last week in a very real way, Gaza is a large petri dis... Read more

Mar 19, 2012

Time for Action in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Dr Arafat Shoukri, Director of the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR)In the last weeks, numerous reports have come to light regarding I... Read more

Mar 14, 2012

Israel, democracy and the Arabs

The prolongation of the Arab-Israeli conflict is all about the illegal occupation, expropriation, colonisation, and annexation of Arab territory by Is... Read more

Mar 01, 2012

It's high time for Europe to engage with Hamas

Six years have passed since the EU decided to boycott the Hamas-led government which was democratically elected in the last Palestinian Legislative Co... Read more

Feb 27, 2012

Europe awakens to Palestinian realities

The figures say it all. 1,200 Jewish settlers occupied outposts in the West Bank in 1972; in 2012 over 300,000 live in fortress-like settlements on hi... Read more

Jan 26, 2012

Israel still occupies and isolates Gaza

Three years ago, Israel was carrying out Operation Cast Lead that took the lives of over 1.500 Palestinians in Gaza. The official reason for the Israe... Read more

Jan 19, 2012

Why Europe needs to engage in Gaza

Europe was enthusiastic about engaging in Gaza when Israel disengaged from the Strip in 2005. That was a time of celebration for the Gazans who had fo... Read more

Dec 20, 2011

EU-Gaza mission on the beach

Gaza is really very close to Europe, geographically. The Europeans were there for a very brief period of our contemporary history to help monitor the ... Read more

Dec 16, 2011

Palestinian Paradigm Shift

Despite the eruption of turmoil in the center of Cairo, the Palestinian factions met in the Egyptian capital on Thursday, November 24, to advance ... Read more

Nov 29, 2011

Palestinian solar plant threatened by Israel

With international attention focusing on the Palestinian UN bid, the prisoner swap and the absurd US response to UNESCO accepting Palestine, a much sm... Read more

Nov 14, 2011

Israel as security state forever?

If you want to learn how to spin a good yarn, if you want to flip an argument completely on its head and make everyone else also spin on their heads t... Read more

Sep 20, 2011

Opinion: Violence is not the answer for the Palestinians

In more ways than one, 9/11 revealed to the world that recurrent acts of militancy could damage chances of creating a place called Palestine. The... Read more

Sep 12, 2011

"The EU position on settlements is clear: they are illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace."

Catherine Ashton - EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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