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Media 11-05-2022

EU urges independent probe into Al Jazeera reporter’s West Bank killing

The European Union on Wednesday (11 May) condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and demanded an independent investigation into the circumstances of her death.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday (3 May) of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, further escalating a row which began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel lambasted Lavrov on Monday, saying his claim...
Global Europe 02-05-2022

Israel demands apology after Lavrov says Hitler had Jewish roots

Israel denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday (2 May) for suggesting that Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins, accusing Lavrov of spreading anti-Semitism and belittling the Holocaust.
Global Europe 02-05-2022

Palestinians warn against plans to weaken their UN agency

A proposal by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to delegate some services to other United Nations agencies has sparked outrage among Palestinians, who have warned of a plot to "dismantle" the body.
Global Europe 16-04-2022

More than 150 hurt as Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

More than 150 people were wounded Friday (15 April) in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the first face-off at the flashpoint holy site since the start of Ramadan.
Global Europe 28-03-2022

Rare Israeli-Arab summit convenes, Blinken seeks to reassure allies on Iran

Israeli and Arab partners convened for a rare summit in Israel on Sunday (27 March) attended by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who sought to reassure the US allies over Washington's diplomacy with Iran.
Politics 27-03-2022

Abbas slams West’s ‘double standards’ on Ukraine, Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas criticised Sunday (27 March) the West's "double standards" that he said penalised Russia over its invasion of Ukraine while ignoring Israel's "crimes" against the Palestinians.
Europe's East 21-03-2022

Ukraine refuses to surrender Mariupol after Russian ultimatum

Ukraine rejected Russian calls to surrender the port city of Mariupol, where residents are besieged with little food, water and power in a humanitarian crisis that is increasing pressure on European leaders to toughen sanctions on Moscow.
Coronavirus 18-03-2022

EMA says not enough evidence for a second COVID booster

There is not yet enough evidence to justify additional COVID-19 boosters, according to the European Medical Authority (EMA) Head of Vaccine Strategy Marco Cavaleri, while BioNTech Pfizer have already applied for authorisation for additional jabs in the US
Global Europe 09-03-2022

Turkey and Israel aim to move on from years of tension

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to meet his Turkish counterpart in the presidential palace in Ankara in an effort to restore ties between the two countries. Herzog is the first Israeli leader to visit Turkey since 2008.
Global Europe 08-03-2022

Israel in balancing act to keep its airlines flying to Russia

Israel was poised Tuesday (8 March) to extend financial guarantees for its airlines to fly into Russia, raising criticism in Kyiv as most Western airlines boycott Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. A source in Israel’s finance ministry who spoke...
Global Europe 14-02-2022

Clashes as controversial Israeli lawmaker visits Jerusalem flashpoint

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians in the flashpoint east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday (13 February) during a visit by a controversial far-right Jewish lawmaker that inflamed tensions.
Global Europe 04-02-2022

Erdogan says Turkey, Israel can jointly bring gas to Europe

Turkey and Israel can work together to carry Israeli natural gas to Europe and the two countries will discuss energy cooperation during talks next month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted as saying on Friday (4 February).
Non-discrimination 02-02-2022

Israel rejects Amnesty report accusing it of enforcing ‘apartheid’ on Palestinians

Amnesty International accused Israel on Tuesday (1 February) of subjecting Palestinians to a system of apartheid founded on policies of "segregation, dispossession and exclusion" that it said amounted to crimes against humanity.
Energy 28-01-2022

Cyprus, Greece, Israel electricity link gets EU funding

Cyprus welcomed Thursday (27 January) a "landmark" European Union decision to approve a 657-million-euro ($733 million) grant for the construction of a subsea electricity cable integrating it with Greece and Israel.
Global Europe 20-01-2022

European countries urge Israel to stop construction in East Jerusalem

The foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy and Spain urged Israeli authorities on Wednesday evening (19 January) to stop the construction of new housing units in East Jerusalem.
Global Europe 31-12-2021

Abbas to Putin: West Bank poised for ‘explosion’

Israeli policies risk triggering an "explosion" in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said Thursday (30 December) in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Palestinian state media said.
Health 30-12-2021

Israel approves 4th Covid booster jab

Israel on Thursday approved a fourth vaccine shot for vulnerable people, becoming one of the first countries to do so, amid a surge in COVID in cases driven by the Omicron variant.
Global Europe 04-11-2021

Iran nuclear talks to resume November 29 after five months

Iran agreed Wednesday (3 November) to resume talks on 29 November with world powers on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap, with the United States urging a quick resolution.
Global Europe 28-10-2021

Iran agrees to restart nuclear talks as pressure grows

Iran said Wednesday (27 October) it will resume talks with world powers in November on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap in the face of mounting warnings that international patience was wearing thin.
Global Europe 14-10-2021

US, EU, Israel take tough stance on Iran, mull options

US, Israeli and EU officials took a tough line toward Iran on Wednesday, with US officials saying they would consider all options if Tehran failed to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and Israel saying it reserved the right to act.
Global Europe 28-09-2021

Will the EU be a pawn in the pro-Israel incitement game?

To truly advance peace through education, the EU bodies must distinguish between cheap manipulation designed to justify Israel’s ongoing occupation, and authentic striving for improvement, writes Dahlia Scheindlin.
Global Europe 28-09-2021

Iran’s nuclear program has crossed ‘all red lines’: Israel PM

Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday (27 September) Iran had breached all the "red lines" aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons program, but that Israel "will not allow" Tehran to get the bomb.
Global Europe 31-08-2021

EU removes US, Western Balkan countries from COVID safe list for non-essential travel

The European Union on Monday (30 August) recommended that its member states reimpose travel restrictions on US tourists over rising covid infections in the country.