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The international community has been skeptical with regard to Netanyahu’s commitment to a two-state solution, particularly after he made statements against it on the eve of the March 17th election.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
On eve of regional visit, EU foreign policy chief says coming with message that European Union is ready to support a restart of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
By HERB KEINON
“Far from being a peace proposal, this is a re-statement of standard European mythology..."
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
UN chief Ban says will seek "realistic options" for Mideast peace process after new Israel government is sworn in.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
In its report, the EU calls on Israel to ensure respect for international law and human rights in the "occupied" territories.
EU chief speaks after Hezbollah hit two Israeli military vehicles with anti-tank missiles, killing two IDF soldiers and wounding seven on the Israeli side of the Lebanese border.
PM slams EU for decisions to take Hamas off terror blacklist, recognize Palestinian state.
The foreign minister also criticized Wednesday's European Parliament symbolic decision to recognize a Palestinian state as a move that would harm efforts to restart peace talks.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
EU "supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced."
By REUTERS,HERB KEINON
Bennett says that terror which receives a justification in Tel Aviv will quickly spread to London, Paris and Brussels; Edelstein says EU ruling "grants a prize to extremist, Islamic terror."
The postponement is due in part to the intensive work by Israeli diplomats.
Since the 28 EU member states would need to decide unanimously on recognizing Palestine as a state, Merkel's objection mounts to a veto on the subject.
Federica Mogherini chairs first meeting of EU foreign ministers since taking place of Catherine Ashton; says ministers will focus on what can be done to relaunch peace process and EU’s role.
Catherine Ashton's replacement, Federica Mogherini, is set to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Friday and Saturday.
Israeli official says that the Upper House of the Irish parliament is a relatively insignificant body, and that the vote is only symbolic.
John Gatt Rutter visits Gaza, says the feeling in Gaza is that conditions have not changed since before Operation Protective Edge, and if anything, have gotten worse.
Until late last week, there had been no movement on a council resolution since Jordan’s draft resolution was last revised in early August.
By ANNA HIATT
Jordan has attempted to pass a resolution on the Gaza conflict since July, with little success.
“There are Jewish communities in Europe that again feel insecure and we have been sadly reminded that violent anti-Semitism, intolerance and fanaticism remain a threat, ” EU says.
By SAM SOKOL
The law would potentially allow 3.5 million Sephardic Jews around the world to apply for Spanish nationality.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Jewish communal leaders from several countries call Margolin's comments on security matters “potentially dangerous to the welfare of our communities.”
“Muslims want to show that we deeply despise all types hatred of Jews, and that we are there to support them,” the group said in a statement to Hope Not Hate.
Analysis: The specter of lethal anti-Semitism has once again engulfed Europe, with the latest murder of the Danish Jew Dan Uzan who was guarding the Copenhagen synagogue.
Danish envoy to Israel vows Copenhagen 'will do all in our power so that the Jewish community in Denmark feels safe.'
By AVIRAM ZINO/MAARIV HASHAVUA
"We want this person to explain his presence there," a spokesman for Belgium's federal prosecutors said.
French PM: "If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The French Republic will be judged a failure."
Officials said there was no clear link between the suspected Belgian plot and the Paris attacks a week earlier, but described them as part of a common threat.
It is incumbent that the EU ramp up it’s efforts to protect its Jewish citizens, the European Jewish Congress told EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
MEP's support establishment of body to deal with recent rise in anti-Semitism.
Jewish communities in Europe, North America denounce ruling by General Court of the EU - the bloc's 2nd highest tribunal.
Belgian Jewish leaders are currently looking at security precautions put in place following a shooting attack in Brussels’ Jewish museum in May which left four dead.
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Cicchitto and the delegation are trying to convince Europe and the US of the real threat of terror like in Israel.
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Mattia Zilli, an official with the EC's Research Executive Agency asks to be taken off newsletter of Zionist NGO using less than diplomatic language.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
European Union, United Nations, US, China agree to work with Fatah-Hamas government, despite Israeli criticism.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
PA foreign minister says result of council's vote on 4 resolutions condemning Israel reaffirms "indisputable right" for Palestinian independence.
Partnership that EU is offering Israel and the Palestinians if peace deal is reached hopes to allay Israel’s concerns of Gaza-like state.
EU foreign policy chief meets with Zarif in Tehran, says that reaching a comprehensive agreement is focus of talks from now on.
Trip to Islamic Republic marks first by an European Union policy chief since 2008.
Economy minister meets EU Parliament president after angrily Storming out of his Knesset speech last week
Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its actions compared to other Middle Eastern nations, Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr said on Thursday.
Si le dossier israélo-palestinien n’a pas été un sujet de fond de la campagne électorale, il risque de revenir sur le devant de la scène dès le lendemain du scrutin
Selon Regavim, plus de 400 structures illégales ont été construites en Judée-Samarie entre 2012 et 2014. L’Europe parle d’aide humanitaire, l’ONG de stratégie diplomatique…
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
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By SYLVIE BERGER
Sanctions contre Israël, votes de soutien à la création d’un Etat palestinien… L’Europe souhaite la reprise du processus de paix et s’impatiente…
By JOSEPHA BOUGNON
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By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Egypt’s Sisi knows Hamas for what it is – an extremist Islamist organization, closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Terror in Denmark: One dead, three policemen hurt in apparent assassination attempt on controversial Swedish artist who drew images of Mohammed.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
The P5+1 negotiators realized they have to reward with a minor concession the moderates in Iran led by President Hassan Rouhani.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, received the backing of all the political groups of the lower house.
By EITAN AROM
Geert Wilders will be questioned on suspicion of insulting a group of people on the basis of race and of inciting discrimination and hatred, prosecutors said in a statement.
Stalled probe may complicate big power diplomacy.
Opportunity beckons for Jerusalem to improve ties with supranational European body; Israel gets ‘friend’ in Tusk, ‘tabula rasa’ with Mogherini, sources say.
The recommendation has nothing to do with escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Belgian Economics Ministry says.
The Euroskeptics have given Europe a massive shake-up.
By JOSEPH STRICH
French PM and president both describe National Front's big win as a shock and earthquake; National Assembly deputy: “France is facing historic chaos.”
EU Parliamentary election polls show England's far-right UKIP party and Le Pen's party in France leading in their respective countries; in Greece, the far-left sees gains.
Andreas Moelzer drops candidacy for EU parliament elections, saying he had lost the Freedom Party's trust.
'Bild' reports Jacek Protasiewicz shouts "Heil Hitler,"and "Were you ever in Auschwitz," at customs officials; he blames officials for altercation.
The world powers’ negotiation with Iran over its alleged nuclear military work has overshadowed the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
As the new government gets started, the main actors in the Mideast diplomatic drama are all pulling in very different directions.
European Eminent Persons Group, which is comprised of top-level former diplomats, send critical letter to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
"When you look at some of the legislation being proposed, it is very worrying. It is anti-democratic and looks designed to shut down criticism," an EU official said.
Mogherini emphasized the importance of re-opening the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks with the goal of creating an independent Palestinian state.
In a launch ceremony held at the Agriculture Ministry offices in Beit Dagan on Thursday, EU and Israeli officials celebrated the beginning of the 18-month project.
By SHARON UDASIN
The government is expected to approve NIS 180 million to assist with aliya from Europe.
Bayit Yehudi chief accuses EU countries of being immoral in their treatment of Israel.
“We are trying to survive in a very difficult reality and instead of supporting Israel, you blame Israel every day,” Liberman said.
Israel did not seem particularly troubled by Lidegaard’s comments, nor interested in turning them into a full-blown diplomatic incident with Copenhagen.
New deadline for ban, which was to have gone into effect on September 1, has yet to be determined but is expected to be set soon.
Israeli farmers also now need to make a list of materials they use from farms over the Green Line.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,BEN CASPIT/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
The US and the EU must induce negotiations on the basis of a new UN Resolution.
By ILAN BARUCH
Muslims, Jews join against xenophobia; head of European rabbinical conference says election results, attacks in Brussels, Paris "are an ominous sign."
By SAM SOKOL,REUTERS
Andreas Moelzer made headlines when a German paper quoted him as calling the EU a dictatorship.
EJC President Moshe Kantor says he believes a euro-skeptical bloc is actually more dangerous than explicit extremists.
Yesh Atid leader responds to report of 16 European Union ministers publishing letter on labeling of West Bank settlement products.
The EU currently imposes sanctions on officials, businessmen, institutions and trade, and bans the import of Syrian oil or petroleum products.
"We cannot just sit and wait," Federica Mogherini says, calling for immediate action.
According to the PLO, 138 countries recognize Palestine as a state, including Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Russia, the Holy See, Argentina, India and China among others.
Turkish deputy prime minister calls for integrated ‘EU’ of Middle East at World Economic Forum in Istanbul.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
About 20 top commercial attaches from EU member states headed North to Nazareth to be exposed up-close to the hi-tech scene that has developed there over the past decade.
The EU Border Assistance Mission in Rafah worked from 2005 to 2007 to monitor the Rafah crossing, but ended when Hamas took control.
The US does not approve of Qatar providing money to Hamas, but believes that this gives the Doha government leverage and the US needs a way to reach Hamas.
Official statement condemns rocket attacks at Israel by Hamas and high numbers of civilian deaths in Gaza.
After hesitant initial condemnation, EU says: "Such acts can only undermine int'l efforts to encourage a resumption of peace negotiations.”
Following Jerusalem's fury over a lack of response from Ashton's office, EU calls for immediate release, safe return of seized youths.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,HERB KEINON
While the international community had condemned the kidnapping of Israeli youths by Sunday, Catherine Ashton’s office has yet to issue a statement.
How many body bags must be filled with murdered Jews before European leaders grasp the enormity of the situation?
By KENNETH BANDLER
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has some explaining to do.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Fret not over vacuous resolutions that ceremoniously pronounce upon Palestinian political rights.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Not every country is blessed to have Norway and Finland as neighbors, or to live without threat or fear of annihilation.
By MICHAEL FREUND
Here in Brussels, we have really started to notice that the EU is ramping up its own rhetoric, resorting to sensationalist language and short-sighted, "huffy" policies in a bid to be noticed.
By ELINADAV HEYMANN
Unfortunately, Hamdallah is mixing up cause and effect when he blames his people’s poor condition on occupation or on the blockade of Gaza.
By JPost Editorial
We don’t want the Internet “massaged” and we don’t want our information filtered.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Fears about the rise of anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance have arisen with the rise of far-right-wing parties across Europe.