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EU to discuss recognition of state of Palestine in January meeting

European Union foreign ministers are expected to exchange views next month on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among the EU member states seeking to raise …


Slovenia says EU to break its silence towards Israel’s violations

Member states of the European Union (EU) cannot stay unresponsive towards the situation in Palestine and Israel’s violations against international law, Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said on Sunday. Speaking during his meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Dialogues conference in the Italian capital, Rome, the Slovenian FM …


EU: Israel’s settlements are illegal

The European Union(EU) has renewed its belief that Israel’s settlements and settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law and erode prospects for lasting peace. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in …


EU: All Israeli settlement activity is illegal under international law

The European Union (EU) Yesterday denounced Israeli plans to build thousands of new housing units as well as opening settlement roads in the occupied West Bank and stressed that all settlement activities are illegal under international law. “In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2.000 housing units in illegal settlements in …


EU peace envoy reiterates EU’s commitment to vision of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine

EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, Susanna Terstal, reiterated the European Union’s commitment to the vision of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine living side by side with Israel in peace and security, stressing the need to achieve lasting peace through negotiations between the two parties based on the two-state solution …


EU slams Israel’s settlements as “serious breach of international law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, are …


Palestinians and Europeans meet to find joint solutions to challenges facing Palestinian Development

Representatives from 14 European countries and the European Union met with the Office of the Prime Minister to discuss priority policy areas that require greater joint attention on the road towards building a Palestinian state. In the spirit of partnership, Europeans met with the Office of the Prime Minister to discuss findings of a joint …


Mladenov, EU ask Israel to stop mass demolitions in Sur Baher

UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov and the European Union (EU) have called on the Israeli occupation authority to halt demolishing dozens of Palestinian apartments in Wadi Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher town, east of Jerusalem. “Despite calls not to go ahead with the demolition, the destruction of residential buildings in Sur Baher will …


EU will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders

 The European Union (EU) will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to East Jerusalem, Shadi Othman, spokesperson for the EU in Jerusalem, said on Wednesday. Othman emphasized, “The EU position with regard to Jerusalem remains unchanged. It is reflected in Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions and endorsed by all 28 EU …


EU: ‘Israeli decision to expel TIPH risks deterioration of situation’

The European Union criticized the Israeli decision not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), a civilian monitoring team of 64 people from five European countries, stressing that the team “has played an important role in preventing violence between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in Hebron.” The EU spokesperson said in a statement …