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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 …


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. …


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 …


Shtayyeh calls on EU to break Israel’s ‘fait accompli’ by recognizing State of Palestine

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today upon the European Union to break the fait accompli which Israel has been trying to impose, by recognizing the State of Palestine as in independent country and pressuring Israel not to go ahead with its West Bank annexation plan. Shtayyeh’s statement came during a meeting with consuls, ambassadors and …


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 …

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