Category - World News

24
Jun

EU member states, UK, Norway call on Israel to abandon its annexation plan

 Current and incoming European Union Members (Germany, Belgium France, Estonia, Ireland) of the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom and Norway today called on Israel to abandon its plans to annex occupied Palestinian territory. “We share the grave concerns expressed by the Secretary General in his latest report on the stated intention of the …

24
Jun

More than 1,000 European lawmakers condemn Israel’s plan to annex West Bank

More than 1,000 European lawmakers condemned Israel’s plan to annex West Bank in a joint letter published on Tuesday night. The parliamentarians representing 25 European countries urged European leaders to prevent the annexation and save the prospects of a two-state solution. They also show strong support for the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s previous …

22
Jun

Issa warns of Israeli plan to turn J’lem into central Jewish city

Hanna Issa, Secretary-General of the Islamic Christian Authority for Patronizing Jerusalem and Holy Sites, has warned of an Israeli plan to convert the occupied city of Jerusalem into a central Jewish city during the coming years. In addition to building more settlement units in different areas of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation authority persistently carries out …

22
Jun

Borrell: Annexation to have major impacts on EU-Israel ties

There will be “significant consequences” for the European-Israel relationship if Israel extends its sovereignty to parts of the occupied West Bank, European Union (EU) High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell warned, addressing the European Parliament on Thursday. “Annexation would inevitably have significant consequences for the close relationship we currently enjoy with Israel,” Borrell said. …

18
Jun

New Irish government reneges on Occupied Territories Bill

The programme of the newly-formed government of Ireland does not include the Occupied Territories Bill that has been awaiting passage through the lower house of the Irish parliament (Dail). Speaking at a press conference in Dublin earlier today (Monday), the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, claimed the bill ‘wasn’t implementable’. The Control of …

17
Jun

Russia: Israel’s annexation plan will trigger further violence

Russia and the European Union (EU) has shared the opinion that Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian territories on the West Bank may trigger a new wave of violence in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. He made the remarks after he talked over the phone with EU High Representative for Foreign …

17
Jun

Top EU diplomats: Israel annexation plan will have consequences for two-state solution, regional stability

The European Union (EU)’s foreign ministers have expressed concern over the Israeli regime’s controversial plan to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, with the top German diplomat emphasizing the need to stop the new land grab plot. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell was speaking after …

17
Jun

Malaysia rejects Israel’s annexation plan

Malaysia’s head of state Al-Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah has confirmed his rejection of Israel’s planned annexation of Palestinian land, and called on all Malaysians to pray for the Palestinians who are being oppressed by Israel. In a statement Tuesday, the Royal Household said that Al-Sultan Abdullah expressed his deep concern for the Palestinian cause. He …

15
Jun

European Court of Human Rights rules in favour of BDS in France

The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously on Thursday that the highest appeals court in France had violated the rights of activists with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement when it upheld their criminal convictions in 2015. The ruling judged that the activists, part of the nonviolent movement advocating boycotts of Israeli goods, …

15
Jun

Luxembourg: EU recognition of Palestine inevitable if Israel ‘steals’ West Bank

Luxembourg has decried Israel’s controversial plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as “stealing”, stressing that such a move would make the EU’s recognition of the state of Palestine “inevitable”. Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told German weekly Der Spiegel that the United Nations Security Council has taken a clear position, and …

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