European Union

Time for the EU to ban Hizbollah

By Benjamin Weinthal, August 9, 2012

US and Israeli intelligence agencies attributed last month’s suicide bombing of a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria to Hizbollah and Iran. The joint Hizbollah-Iran operation resulted in the murders of Mustafa Kyosev, the Muslim Bulgarian bus driver, and five Israelis tourists.

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Palestinians urge European Union to drop Israel upgrade

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2012

The Palestinian Authority has called on the European Union "to reconsider" upgrading relations with Israel.

Last month the EU boosted its trade and diplomatic ties with the Jewish State. The European Commission's Action Plan is intended to enhance the "scope and intensity of political co-operation" between the two.

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EU upgrades trade and diplomatic ties with Israel

By Nuno Wahnon Martins, July 26, 2012

Earlier this month, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, visited Israel.

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Economics rules

July 26, 2012

One could be forgiven for a double-take at the news that the EU has this week upgraded diplomatic and trade ties with Israel. This is the same EU that just weeks ago castigated Israel for its policies in the West Bank. The explanation for this apparent volte face is cold economic logic.

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Add Hizbollah to terror list, EU urged

By Jamie Michaels, July 19, 2012

Following yesterday's terrorist attack in Bulgaria, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) has appealed to the European Union and all European nations to immediately add Hizbollah to the list of proscribed terrorist organisations.

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Britain, EU: Iran drug comments 'racist and antisemitic'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2012

Britain and the European Union have joined Israel in condemning the antisemitic comments made by a senior Iranian politician about drug addiction being a Zionist conspiracy.

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Britain, EU: Iran drug comments 'racist and antisemitic'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2012

Britain and the European Union have joined Israel in condemning the antisemitic comments made by a senior Iranian politician about drug addiction being a Zionist conspiracy.

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Controversy over European Parliament invite to Polish priest

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A Conservative MEP has strongly criticised the decision to invite a notoriously antisemitic Polish priest to speak at the European Parliament.

London representative Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt disappointed that Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski had invited Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to speak.

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EU plans survey on Euro antisemitism

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

The European Union has commissioned a major investigation into antisemitism by the London-based Institute for Jewish Research (JPR).

An online survey, which will be carried out by Ipsos MORI, will gather evidence on the experience of antisemitism throughout nine EU countries.

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EU to look into antisemitism on continent

By Simon Rocker, May 25, 2012

The European Union has commissioned a major investigation into antisemitism by the London-based Institute for Jewish Research (JPR).

An online survey, which will be carried out by Ipsos MORI, will gather evidence on the experience of antisemitism in nine EU countries.

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