Jun 29 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, blasted an adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after his declared that ‘’wherever you find an Israeli, cut off his head.’’ Abu al-Einein, who is also a senior Fatah party official, made the comments in an interview with the Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan about building peaceful and normal relations with Israel. He explained …

May 13 '15 / EIPA Updates

Published on Parliament Magazine, Written by Yossi Lempkowicz on 12 May 2015 After forming a new coalition government, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was congratulated by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini. The coalition has a slim majority of one seat (61 out of 120) in the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – which includes five parties: Likud (the prime minister’s party, which won 30 seats), Bayit Yehudi …

Dec 17 '14 / EIPA Updates

On the eve of a vote in its plenary session in Strasbourg, the European parliament agreed Tuesday to propose the MEPs a compromise joint resolution that instead of calling on the EU to recognize a Palestinian state, links the EU “support in principle” of such a recognition to the development of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Social Democrats, the European Left and the …

Dec 16 '14 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz The 751-member European Parliament, which is sitting in plenary session in Strasbourg, is expected to vote Wednesday on whether Palestine should be recognised as a state. The vote follows a divisive debate on this issue in November with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. During the debate, a large majority of MEPs clearly favoured a two state solution to the conflict between Israel …

Oct 31 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided Thursday to recall Israel’s ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman to Jerusalem for consultations to protest Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state. Sweden is the first European Union member state to do so. In a statement, Lieberman said that the Swedish government’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state “is an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.” “Such measures …

Oct 6 '14 / EIPA Updates

Swedish Ambassador to Israel to be summoned over PM statement to recognize Palestinian state Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman: “Prime Minister Stefan Lofven must understand that no declaration and no measure by an external party can serve as a substitute for direct negotiations between the parties.” The Swedish ambassador to Israel will be summoned to the Israeli foreign ministry following a statement made by Sweden’s new Prime …