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  • Is EU discriminating against Israel by labeling settlement goods?

    2 weeks ago

    To Israel and many of its supporters, the new European Union regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long history of institutionalized anti-Semitism.

    In a harshly-worded statement Wednesday, the Israeli...

  • European Jews, mindful of risks, urge aid to refugees

    September 8, 2015 | 11:13 am

    When he looks into the tired eyes of the Syrian refugees now flooding Europe’s borders, Guy Sorman is reminded of his father, Nathan, who fled Germany for France just months before Adolf Hitler came to power.

    “He wanted to go to the United States. Visa declined. He tried Spain,...

  • As Europe takes in migrants, Israel tries to keep them out

    September 8, 2015 | 10:09 am

    With hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring across the borders of the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a landmark change in policy last month: Germany would begin to accept Syrian refugees, no matter how they got there.

    Four days later, Israeli...

  • Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers

    September 3, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt.

    Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    July 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • The Iran nuclear deal simplified in seven key points

    By Jared Sichel

    July 14, 2015 | 9:55 pm

    Economic sanctions

    What Iran got: All nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be removed, many as early as this year. This is expected to quickly release to the Iranian government more than $100 billion worth of assets frozen...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • Netanyahu renews support for two-state solution with Palestinians

    May 21, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.

    Speaking as he met with European Union foreign policy chief...

  • Hungary’s Jobbik drops some hardline policies in push for power

    April 14, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Hungary's Jobbik party will leave behind its far-right origins, keep the country in the European Union and come to terms with foreign investors as it sets its sights on government, its leader said on Tuesday.

    Jobbik, condemned throughout Europe as anti-Semitic and racist, is now...

  • EU joins Arab delegations in pressing Israel to cooperate with Gaza investigation

    March 24, 2015 | 11:39 am

    The European Union joined Palestinian and Arab delegations in asking Israel to allow a United Nations human rights investigator access to the Gaza Strip.

    “We call on Israel to grant access to the special rapporteur without delay,” EU policy officer Jerome Bellion-Jourdan said at...

  • European Parliament’s Israel-relations czar warns against isolating Jerusalem

    March 20, 2015 | 10:05 am

     The chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Israel warned European Union governments not to isolate Israel following the re-election of its rightist ruling party.

    Fulvio Martusciello’s statement on Thursday came one day after Israel’s March 17 general...

  • Italian politicians call on EU to establish anti-Semitism task force

    March 10, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Italian politicians asked the European Union to establish a task force on anti-Semitism following the recent attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen.

    The recent anti-Semitic attacks have “affected and upset” the two countries’ large Jewish communities, the politicians —...

  • 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...

  • European Jewish Congress calls for more security to protect institutions

    January 13, 2015 | 11:22 am

    The European Jewish Congress called on Belgium and other European Union member states to beef up security around Jewish institutions.

    EJC President Moshe Kantor issued the call Monday as security professionals from Jewish communities across Europe gathered in the Belgian capital...

  • So Israel is a little bit of a fixer-upper…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2014 | 8:33 am

    In recent years, it seems as if every policy Israeli decision makers issue is followed by massive, harsh criticism by the global community. World leaders use every opportunity to look down at Israel's leaders, judge them for their "problematic decision" and urge them to reconsider...

  • Irish government to accept motion to recognize Palestinian state

    December 9, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    The Irish government will accept a motion to be proposed by the opposition on Tuesday calling on parliament to recognize Palestine as a state, echoing similar recent symbolic decisions in other European Union countries.

    While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a...

  • Contemplating hypocrisy and double standards

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2014 | 8:51 am

    Hypocrisy – the ability to do certain things and then criticize others for doing the exact same thing, is part of being a human being. We do it constantly, and in the age of social networks –we have no shame in sharing our hypocrite thoughts with the world. We try to hide it behind...

  • Iranian president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’

    October 13, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a Nov. 24 deadline.

    "We have reached consensus on generalities and there are only the fine details to be worked out: whether we would reach an...

  • European Union offers assurances to prevent misuse of Gaza imports

    August 25, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen, head of delegation of the European Union to Israel, is no stranger to the region. Speaking to The Media Line’s Felice Friedson, Ambassador Faaborg-Andersen said in the mid-1970s following his...

  • Israeli minister urges Germany and EU to send inspectors to Gaza

    August 7, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has urged Germany to help find a solution to the conflict in Gaza and send inspectors to Gaza's borders along with other European Union countries.

    Mediators were working on Thursday to extend a truce between Israel and the Palestinians...

  • EU leaders call on Israelis, Palestinians to end violence

    July 16, 2014 | 4:54 pm

    European Union leaders on Wednesday called on Israelis and Palestinians to end violence and said they welcomed efforts, particularly from Egypt, to broker a cease-fire following more than a week of warfare.

    The leaders, meeting in Brussels, urged both sides to "de-escalate the...

  • EU open to working with Palestinian unity government

    June 3, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The European Union will work with the new Palestinian unity government, on condition it sticks to the principle of peace with Israel based on a two-state solution, it said on Tuesday.

    The U.S. administration has already said it would work with the unity government that...

  • 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...

  • Russia says Ukraine election may aggravate crisis

    May 20, 2014 | 4:09 pm

    Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine will deepen political divisions in the country if there is no end to hostilities and a "road map" to end the crisis is not implemented, a senior Russian official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin's...

  • Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

    April 30, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.

    New U.S. and EU sanctions...

  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    April 21, 2014 | 11:17 am

    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

    U.S. and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if...

  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    April 18, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

    The agreement, brokered by the United States,...

  • U.S., EU set sanctions as Putin recognizes Crimea ‘sovereignty’

    March 17, 2014 | 12:43 pm

    The United States and European Union imposed personal sanctions on Monday on Russian and Crimean officials involved in the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the region as a sovereign state.

    The moves heightened the most...

  • Once upon a climate change

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 24, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    Those who tell the stories rule the world, it’s said, but it’s hard to tell a story unless you know the ending.

    We don’t yet know the ending of the climate change story.  The beginning of the ending, though, happened in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, where delegates from 37 industrialized...

  • Looking at Kiev, through blood and fire

    February 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    The scenes from Kiev are reminiscent of Cairo in 2011 — or perhaps the Battle of Stalingrad or revolutionary Paris. A ring of burning barricades surrounds the stage on which opposition leaders, European Union parliament members and protesters speak. Images in the news are filled...

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