Nov 4 '15 / EIPA Updates

“The move is discriminatory and does not in any way help the diplomatic process,”  By Yossi Lempkowicz At a time when Israel braces with a wave of daily Palestinian terror attacks against its population and as the Palestinian leadership refuses to hold direct talks with Israel, the European Union is set to publish next week new guidelines on the labeling of Israeli products produced over the pre-1967 …

Sep 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli leaders from both sides of the political divide, sharply criticised a non-binding European Parliament vote of a resolution calling for labelling goods produced beyond Israel’s pre-1967 borders. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said that the move was a “discriminatory” and ‘’it has the smell of a boycott. The resolution on the European Union’s role in the Middle East, welcomes the EU’s commitment “in the spirit …

Feb 8 '15 / EIPA Updates

In total breach of the Oslo accords, the European Union is illegally funding the building of Palestinian “settlements” in areas placed under Israeli control by international law, an Israeli NGO said in a new report published on Friday. More than 400 EU-funded Palestinian homes have been erected in 17 locations across Area C of the West Bank, which was placed under Israeli jurisdiction during the …

Nov 12 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s ambassador to the European Union, David Walzer, said that settlements are not the issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but rather “the refusal to accept Israel as the independent nation state of the Jewish people.” Speaking at the first meeting of the new European Parliament delegation for relations with Israel chaired by Italian MEP Fulvio Martusciello, Walzer also reiterated that Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, “is …