European Union

Fighting Bias In Europe

09/13/2016 - 15:37

Katharina von-Schnurbein, who was appointed in January 2015 as the European Union’s first coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, is a German national who believes there should be enforcement of the ban on Holocaust denial and adoption of an EU-wide definition of anti-Semitism.

Katharina von-Schnurbein: “Students need to learn that Jews have been an integral part of Europe.”

European Leaders Turn To Israel For Militant-Spotting Technology

In the wake of recent terror attacks by self-radicalized militants, the European Union looks to Israel for advanced detection technology.

07/19/2016 - 15:45
Editorial Intern

The European Union, whose member nations are increasingly the targets of terrorism, is turning to Israel to detect terrorism and prevent attacks.

European Union flag flies over the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images.

The Brexit: Six Things You Need To Know

06/27/2016 - 11:24

Great Britain and the rest of Europe woke up to a new reality Friday as a slim majority of British voters said their country should leave the European Union. Markets trembled, British currency crashed and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his pending resignation. It was a major blow to an alliance formed specifically to avoid a repeat of the nationalist rivalries that led to the First and Second World Wars.

A slim majority of British citizens have voted to leave the European Union. JTA

Export Chill Descends On The Settlements

Six months into new EU labeling guidelines, businesses shifting strategies but bracing for problems.

04/13/2016 - 08:25
Contributing Editor

Jordan Valley, West Bank — The headquarters of the Jordan Valley Regional Council looks out onto groves of palm trees whose sugary dates are shipped to Europe — one of the biggest exports of this settlement farming region. Despite the idyllic view, the strip of farms along the border is one of the main fronts in a battle over labeling Israeli products from the West Bank. 

David Elhayani, chairman of the Jordan Valley Regional Council. Joshua Mitnick/JW

EU Labeling Move Draws Ire, Praise

Jewish organizations, U.S. senators rap the West Bank label; peace groups in favor.

11/10/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Prominent Jewish organizations and members of the U.S. Senate have condemned the European Union’s decision this week to label products made in Israel’s “occupied” territories.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely talks with a Palestinian worker at plastic factory in the West Bank. Getty Images

Hungarian Jews Collect Money, Food For Middle East Refugees

09/07/2015 - 20:00

Hungarian Jews have collected about $5,000 and half a ton of food and nonperishables for refugees from the Middle East.

Migrants walking along a motorway near the southern Hungarian village of Roszke, Sept. 7, 2015. JTA

European Policy Paper Suggests Banking Restrictions Against Israel

07/21/2015 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — A paper by an influential European think tank proposes that the European Union should restrict its dealings with Israeli banks as a way to combat Israel’s West Bank occupation.

U.N. Security Council, EU Approve Iran Nuclear Deal

07/19/2015 - 20:00

The United Nations Security Council and the European Union both approved the Iran nuclear deal.

The United Nations Security Council meeting in New York, Dec. 22, 2014. JTA

Iran, World Powers Reach Final Nuclear Deal

07/13/2015 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Iran and world powers including the United States reached a final agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program.

Six world powers; US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity. JTA

Europe: Hamas Not A Terror Group

12/23/2014 - 19:00

The European Court of Justice ruled last week that Hamas is not a terrorist group after all. The decision is the latest indication of Europe’s increasing embrace of the Palestinian cause and vexation with Israel.

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