Tagged: European Union

Israel Should top Settlements, Denying Palestinian Development: Quartet Report
Michelle Nichols & Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

Israel Should top Settlements, Denying Palestinian Development: Quartet Report

Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace "Quartet" recommended on Friday in a an eagerly awaited report. The report by the Quartet entities sponsoring the stalled peace process - the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations - said the Israeli policy "is steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution."

on July 1, 2016
Israel Demolished $73M Worth of EU-Funded Projects in Palestine
TeleSUR

Israel Demolished $73M Worth of EU-Funded Projects in Palestine

Israel has destroyed US$73 million worth of European Union funded projects in Palestine over 14 years, according to a new report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, which urged the bloc to take financial action against the Israeli government. The report, titled “Squandered Aid” and obtained by Al-Jazeera Monday ahead of its release later this week, estimates the total lost EU aid money at US$73 million lost over the period 2001-2015...

on June 6, 2016
EU Warns Israel: Policy of Demolishing Palestinian Homes in Area C Will Harm Relations
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

EU Warns Israel: Policy of Demolishing Palestinian Homes in Area C Will Harm Relations

The European Union sent a very harsh message to Israel a few days ago regarding the demolition of Palestinian structures in Area C of the West Bank, including some that were built with EU funding. In a meeting with the coordinator of activities in the territories Maj. Gen.

on May 31, 2016
Israel Bulldozes Scores of EU-built Palestinian Homes in Bitter Dispute Over Control of West Bank
Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph

Israel Bulldozes Scores of EU-built Palestinian Homes in Bitter Dispute Over Control of West Bank

Mahmoud Kaabeneh has two talismans that he hopes will help protect his home from Israel's bulldozers. Hanging inside the one-room house the 37-year-old Bedouin Palestinian shares with his wife and four children is a framed verse by a Tunisian poet. “I will live here despite disease and enemies, like a hawk on top of the mountain,” it reads in Arabic.

on April 27, 2016
World Bank Urges Donors to Fulfill Gaza Pledges
ABC News/AP

World Bank Urges Donors to Fulfill Gaza Pledges

After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.

on April 18, 2016
Swedish Foreign Minister Calls for Inquiry Into Israeli Violence
Reuters

Swedish Foreign Minister Calls for Inquiry Into Israeli Violence

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called on Tuesday for an investigation to determine whether Israel was guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians during recent violence there, local media reported. The comments were the latest in a series of statements by Wallstrom that have irked Israeli authorities.

on January 12, 2016
Israel Targets Boycotters as EU Moves Against Settlements
Edo Konrad, +972 Magazine

Israel Targets Boycotters as EU Moves Against Settlements

The European Union approved a plan Wednesday to begin labeling goods produced in West Bank settlements, raising the ire of the Israeli government, even prompting a response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On the very same day, the Knesset approved a preliminary reading of a bill to ban individuals who call for a boycott of Israel.

on November 11, 2015
EU Approves Labeling of Israeli Settlement Products
Ma'an News Agency

EU Approves Labeling of Israeli Settlement Products

The European Union on Wednesday adopted measures to label products from Israeli settlements, considered illegal under international law, in a move welcomed by the Palestinian leadership. The EU Commission, the executive branch of the EU, said the body had adopted an interpretative notice on the "indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967."

on November 11, 2015
Escape From Yarmouk: A Family’s Journey to Germany From Hell on Earth in Syria
Matthew Cassel, Vice

Escape From Yarmouk: A Family’s Journey to Germany From Hell on Earth in Syria

As the train packed with refugees left Budapest's Keleti station in the direction of Austria, only one family remained on the platform. "We couldn't buy tickets because we don't have any money, armed thieves took everything from us," said Tarek al-Hajj Khalil, a Palestinian from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

on September 13, 2015
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