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  • Bulgarian Jewish group protests partnership with rightist lawmaker

    July 8, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    A Jewish group in Bulgaria protested the cooperation of other Jewish organizations with a nationalist lawmaker at the European Parliament.

    In a letter sent Monday by the Sofia lodge of the B’nai B’rith Jewish lobby group, the lodge president, Solomon Bali, chided the Simon...

  • An Israeli Soldier Defended Israel in Front of The Human Rights Subcommittee of the EP

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 25, 2015 | 12:30 am

    In response to an address by anti-IDF group Breaking the Silence speaking on behalf of the Palestinian lobby to the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament, StandWithUs sent Matan Katzman, a Deputy Company Commander to address the lawmakers.

    Matan is SWU's Campus...

  • How Jewish Students Abroad Can Face Rising Anti-Semitism: Coming Together

    By Alex Jakubowski

    February 20, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Despite rising anti-Semitism across the European continent, over the past few weeks nearly 10,000 American-Jewish students arrived in London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and other cities across the European Union to begin their study-abroad experience. For many students, their time abroad...

  • Far-right surge expected in European elections

    May 21, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Armed with ropes and long sticks, a group of teens in Germany’s capital headed out under the cover of night. Their goal: to tear down from lampposts the campaign posters of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NDP).

    The young people are one small posse among those who fear...

  • Golden Dawn’s showing in elections worries Greek government

    May 19, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The ultranationalist Golden Dawn party’s showing in local Greek elections prompted concern from the national government.

    In voting Sunday, no Golden Dawn candidate made it through to the second round to be held next Sunday, when elections to the European Parliament also will be...

  • Lawmakers walk out on European Parliament president Knesset address

    February 12, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    Right-wing lawmakers walked out of an address by the European Parliament president at the Knesset after he criticized Israel using incorrect facts.

    Members of the Jewish Home Party led by Naftali Bennett left the Knesset chamber after Martin Schultz accused Israel of allowing its...

  • ‘Jews live in fear in Europe,’ European Parliament president says

    January 23, 2013 | 10:47 am

    The president of the European Parliament acknowledged the continent's Jews are living in fear.

    “Yes, Jewish People are living in fear in Europe but this is not 1929, this is 2012,” Martin Schultz said Jan. 22 at a ceremony commemorating Holocaust victims held at the European...

  • European Parliament members in Israel discuss U.N. vote

    December 4, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Four members of the European Parliament met with Israeli leaders during a solidarity visit to Israel following its escalated conflict with Hamas.

    The members of the European Parliament  returned to Brussels on Monday after touring the areas hit by Hamas rockets during the...

  • European Parliament members urged not to visit Iran

    October 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Jewish and non-Jewish organizations urged the European Parliament to cancel a planned visit to Iran by some of its lawmakers.

    B’nai B’rith International President Allan Jacobs said the visit by 15 of the parliament’s lawmakers on Oct. 27 would be “counterproductive” to efforts to...

  • EU Parliament committee certifies Israeli pharmaceuticals

    September 21, 2012 | 10:02 am

    A committee of the European Parliament has endorsed measures to simplify the sale of Israeli pharmaceuticals within the European Union.

    “EU-certified pharmaceuticals could be exported to Israel and vice-versa without requiring additional certification in the importing country...

  • Morocco evacuates Israeli diplomat

    March 26, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Pro-Palestinian protests forced the evacuation of an Israeli diplomat from Morocco.

    David Saranga, Israel’s senior liaison to the European Parliament, traveled from Brussels to Rabat over the weekend for an international conference of lawmakers. But the event was overshadowed by a...

  • European Parliament bill would require kosher meat labeling

    April 25, 2011 | 10:32 am

    A European Parliament committee has approved a bill that would require meat that was not stunned before slaughter to be labeled as such.

    The amendment to the new European Union food labeling bill passed the Environmental and Consumer Affairs Committee by a vote of 34 to 28. The...