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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 09-05-2022

Palestine refugee agency could ‘implode’, UN warns

The collapse of the international agency responsible for Palestinian refugees due to chronic underfunding by UN countries could lead to unpredictable consequences in an already unstable region, experts and officials warn.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 30-08-2021

Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank on Sunday (29 August) for the first official Israeli-Palestinian talks since Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office in June.
Global Europe 17-08-2021

Russia says Kabul seems safer under Taliban than it was under Ghani

Russia's ambassador to Afghanistan praised the Taliban's conduct and said the group, still officially designated a terrorist organisation in Russia, had made Kabul safer in the first 24 hours than it had been under the previous authorities.
Global Europe 13-07-2021

EU eyes ‘fresh start’ with Israel after Netanyahu ouster

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday (12 July) the bloc was ready for a "fresh start" with Israel as Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited Brussels, but urged progress on peace efforts.
Global Europe 09-07-2021

The cautionary tale and the million-dollar question in Gaza

How do we go about efficiently allocating the EU aid in the extremely complex environment following the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas? Getting the answer right is worth every dollar of our aid channelled to Gaza, writes Jakub Kulhanek.
Global Europe 14-06-2021

Israel’s Netanyahu ousted as ‘change’ coalition forms new government

A motley alliance of Israeli parties on Sunday (13 June) ended Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 straight years as prime minister, as parliament voted in a new government led by his former ally, right-wing Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett.
Global Europe 21-05-2021

Israel-Hamas truce takes hold after 11 days of fighting

An Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday (21 May) after the worst violence in years, with US President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United Nations urging renewed Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.
Global Europe 19-05-2021

Sticking to Israel-Gaza playbook, Biden irks progressives and allies

With his muted response to the Gaza conflict, President Joe Biden is largely sticking to a time-worn US playbook despite pressure for a tougher line toward Israel and for a more active role to end the violence.
Global Europe 18-05-2021

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as UN, EU hold talks

The UN Security Council was due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday (18 May) amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming hostilities between Israel and armed Palestinian groups that have left over 200 dead.
Global Europe 17-05-2021

Germany urges end to Middle East violence as EU calls talks

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday (16 May) it is "imperative" for Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting and resume talks ahead of an emergency meeting this week with his EU counterparts.
Global Europe 14-05-2021

Republicans urge Biden to end Iran talks over Hamas rockets

US Republicans on Thursday (13 May) stepped up calls on President Joe Biden to end talks to return to a nuclear agreement with Iran as the clerical state’s ally Hamas fires rockets into Israel. The United States has been holding...
Global Europe 13-05-2021

World powers call for de-escalation after Israel clashes

Calls grew on Wednesday (12 May) for a de-escalation of violence after intense hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians that have left at least 65 dead and hundreds injured.
Global Europe 12-05-2021

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday (12 May), with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.
11-05-2021

Israeli-Palestinian violence must ‘stop immediately’: EU

The "significant upsurge in violence" in the West Bank, in and near Gaza and in east Jerusalem "needs to stop immediately," a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday (10 May).
Global Europe 10-05-2021

Hundreds of Palestinians in Jerusalem wounded, Israel vows to restore calm

Israel vowed Sunday (9 May) to restore order in Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinian protesters were wounded in weekend clashes with Israeli security forces, as a key court hearing on a flashpoint property dispute was postponed.