US, EU Push For UN Cease-Fire Resolution

Rockets and air strikes continue; Hamas executes alleged collaborators.

08/21/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Exchanges of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes continued as the United States and European Union pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution to end the fighting.

Armed Palestinian masked militants attempt to control the crowd before the execution of alleged collaborators. Getty Images

EU Condemns Israeli Settlements

European Union calls on Israel to cancel construction, avoid 'undermining' Palestinian Authority's finances.
12/10/2012 - 19:00

The European Union called on Israel to cancel planned construction in West Bank settlements and “avoid any step undermining the financial situation of the Palestinian Authority.”

The European Union made the appeal in a document published Tuesday titled “Council conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process,” which came out of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels the previous day.

The European Union's headquarters in Brussels. Getty Images

Netanyahu Praises EU For New Iran Sanctions

10/15/2012 - 20:00

 (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran.
Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with European Union member state ambassadors, called the sanctions “tough” and said Iran was “the greatest threat to peace in our time.”

EU Covers Israel’s Suspended Tax Money to PA

05/05/2011 - 20:00

(JTA) -- The European Union approved an extra $124 million in emergency aid to the Palestinians to supplement tax moneys frozen by Israel.

"It is important that access to essential public services remains uninterrupted and the right to social services is respected," Reuters on Friday quoted Catherine Ashton, the E.U. foreign policy chief, as saying.

Israel stopped payment this week on $105 million in owes the Palestinian Authority on customs duties and other taxes because of the unity agreement the P.A.'s Fatah Party signed with Hamas, a banned terrorist group.

'Breakthrough' At The EU

02/25/2003 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Has the European Union, among the harshest critics of Israel during the past two years of Palestinian violence, changed its thinking? A member of the European Parliament from France, which has seen some of the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel violence in Europe since the start of the intifada, believes it has. Francois Zimeray bases his assessment on his success in garnering enough signatures from fellow members of the European Parliament to call for a probe of the Palestinian Authority's finances.
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