Tagged: European Union

By recognising Palestine, Britain can help right the wrongs of the Balfour declaration News & Analysis
Avi Shlaim, The Guardian

By recognising Palestine, Britain can help right the wrongs of the Balfour declaration

In 1917, then British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour issued the infamous Balfour Declaration which effectively gave Zionist leaders the green light to occupy Palestinian land. Today, the UK can take steps to amend for it's actions, even decades later.

on June 22, 2020
377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany News & Analysis
Mondoweiss Editors

377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany

377 scholars and artists from over 30 countries signed a pledge opposing political interference by institutions and public officials in Germany aimed at silencing advocates for Palestinian rights under international law.

on May 12, 2020
Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus News & Analysis
Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

Foreign Minister of Norway: “We need to work together to prevent this from being a bigger humanitarian and health disaster than we think it can be, especially in Gaza, but also in the West Bank."

on April 7, 2020
Dutch city keeps signs identifying Israeli cities as located in Palestine News & Analysis
Cnaan, Liphshiz, Jerusalem Post

Dutch city keeps signs identifying Israeli cities as located in Palestine

Across the city of Amsterdam, streets named after Israeli cities are correctly identified as being located in Palestine—a nod to the Palestinian struggle against occupation and erasure.

on February 10, 2020
Boris Johnson’s BDS bill brings Britain closer to America and Israel further from peace News & Analysis
Douglas Gerrard, The Independent

Boris Johnson’s BDS bill brings Britain closer to America and Israel further from peace

Britain is implementing a new law that essentially criminalizes boycott campaigns targeting Israel over its human rights abuses. Taking a page from Trump's playbook, the UK is heading down the same road of censorship and free speech violations.

on January 6, 2020
Boris Johnson set to move forward with anti-BDS law News & Analysis
Times of Israel

Boris Johnson set to move forward with anti-BDS law

One of the first things newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do is pass legislation attacking and banning boycott campaigns against Israel over its human rights abuses.

on December 16, 2019
Norway’s capital Oslo is banning Israeli settlement goods and services News & Analysis
BDS Movement

Norway’s capital Oslo is banning Israeli settlement goods and services

Norway's capital Oslo joins five other municipalities in Norway, and one county council, in banning goods and services produced in illegal Jewish-only Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.

on October 29, 2019
Trading with Israeli Settlements Is Against the Law
Tom Moerenhout, The Electronic Intifada

Trading with Israeli Settlements Is Against the Law

Stopping trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories is long overdue, and the European Union’s continued refusal to do so is a hypocritical violation of its obligations under international law.

on April 11, 2017
EU Criticises Israel’s West Bank Demolitions Policy
Al Jazeera English

EU Criticises Israel’s West Bank Demolitions Policy

The European Union expressed frustration with Israel's continued demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank in a high-level meeting last week, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper.

on April 4, 2017
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