Wednesday, September 26, 2018

European Union

  • Ireland to Consider Recognizing Palestine | November 10, 2014
    In the wake of Sweden’s recent decision to formally recognize the independent state of Palestine and the decision of the British House of Commons to pass a non-binding resolution to the same effect, Ireland may be moving towards a similar change in position. The upper house of the Irish Parliament recently passed a motion calling on the ... .....
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  • Christmas Eve demolitions leave more than 60 homeless | December 31, 2013
    Early on Christmas Eve, Israeli wrecking crews flattened a Palestinian Bedouin community on a beautiful hilltop in the Ramallah Governorate of the occupied West Bank, demolishing more than a dozen homes and leaving 15 families in temporary tents. Days later, despite the hardship, the residents are proud, hospitable, and determined to hold ... .....
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  • BDS Momentum and Debate in 2013 | December 28, 2013
    In December, a major European business firm and an important American academic association made headlines when they endorsed sweeping boycott measures against Israeli institutions, capping a momentous year of growth and debate surrounding the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli violations of Palestinian rights and ... .....
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  • European Union Bans Settlement Funding | July 21, 2013
    On June 30th the European Union(EU) published a directive that bars its 28 member states from contracting agreements for funding, awarding scholarships, prizes or research grants to residents in the Israeli settlements. Any future contracts between the EU and Israel will include a “territorial applicability clause” indicating the exclusion of.. .....
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  • Systematic Displacement: Attir and Israel’s “Bedouin Problem” | May 29, 2013
    In the early hours of the morning the Israeli Authorities and their convoy of vehicles arrived atop the hill that looks down upon the small Bedouin community of Attir in the Negev Desert. At 7 AM Israeli forces descended into the town below, destroying 18 buildings, uprooting some 500 trees and leaving more than 80 people homeless. .....
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  • European Union double standards regarding Israeli settlements | January 28, 2013
    Following the announcement that Israel planned to expand settlements to the highly contentious E-1 area between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the foreign ministers of the 27 European Union (EU) states decried the continuous settlement building.   The statement issued in October announced, “The European Union is deeply dismayed by and strongly opposes... .....
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