Posts Tagged: Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – part 2

On 24 July we reported on this blog that the European Union had apparently agreed to enhance the EU – Israel relationship with what we referred to as ‘a whole raft of measures all of which are considered technical and

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – part 2

On 24 July we reported on this blog that the European Union had apparently agreed to enhance the EU – Israel relationship with what we referred to as ‘a whole raft of measures all of which are considered technical and

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – a blow to justice

When the Foreign Affairs Council issued its conclusions on the Middle East on 14 May 2012 it spelled out its concern that the two-state-solution (which is one of the key cornerstones of EU policy with regard to Israel and Palestine)

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – a blow to justice

When the Foreign Affairs Council issued its conclusions on the Middle East on 14 May 2012 it spelled out its concern that the two-state-solution (which is one of the key cornerstones of EU policy with regard to Israel and Palestine)

Children in Military Custody in Israel – our responsibility?

Defence for Children International – Palestine Section has long been monitoring the situation of Palestinian Children detained by the Israeli Authorities. Their statistics make grim reading but are also a source of reliable information about what is going on. There

Children in Military Custody in Israel – our responsibility?

Defence for Children International – Palestine Section has long been monitoring the situation of Palestinian Children detained by the Israeli Authorities. Their statistics make grim reading but are also a source of reliable information about what is going on. There

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

The Occupation Has an Environmental Cost Too

Recently the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that Israeli companies are entitled to profit from the natural resources of the West Bank. This follows a petition by Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din that mining activities in the West Bank, worth

The Occupation Has an Environmental Cost Too

Recently the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that Israeli companies are entitled to profit from the natural resources of the West Bank. This follows a petition by Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din that mining activities in the West Bank, worth

Action needed to follow words

What the European Union says Since her appointment in December 2009, Catherine Ashton, as High Representative for Foreign Affairs of the European Union, has made a large number of statements on a broad range of foreign policy issues. A substantial

Action needed to follow words

What the European Union says Since her appointment in December 2009, Catherine Ashton, as High Representative for Foreign Affairs of the European Union, has made a large number of statements on a broad range of foreign policy issues. A substantial

Ashton’s response to the agreement between the Government of Israel and Hamas – double standards?

The news that detainees are to be released by both Hamas and by the Israeli Government is welcome; of course anyone detained for whatever reason suffers and so do their families. When the detention is in the context of a

Ashton’s response to the agreement between the Government of Israel and Hamas – double standards?

The news that detainees are to be released by both Hamas and by the Israeli Government is welcome; of course anyone detained for whatever reason suffers and so do their families. When the detention is in the context of a

New Briefing Paper: The Role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine Conflict in Context

QCEA has published a new briefing paper analysing the position of the European Union towards the ongoing conflict in Israel/Palestine. The paper sets out the EU’s stated positions in the context of its important role in the region. This role

New Briefing Paper: The Role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine Conflict in Context

QCEA has published a new briefing paper analysing the position of the European Union towards the ongoing conflict in Israel/Palestine. The paper sets out the EU’s stated positions in the context of its important role in the region. This role

Arms trade and military cooperation between the EU and Israel – time for a change

‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’. (Is 2:4; Mic 4:3) Quakers are known as one of the historic peace churches and therefore well-known for their pacifist stance; Quakers could be found

Arms trade and military cooperation between the EU and Israel – time for a change

‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’. (Is 2:4; Mic 4:3) Quakers are known as one of the historic peace churches and therefore well-known for their pacifist stance; Quakers could be found