Tag: Europe

France’s election shows Europe’s line against Russia is fraying

VLADIMIR PUTIN must wonder what he did right. From the refugee crisis to Brexit, Europe’s troubles have allowed the Russian president to portray himself as a bulwark of stability in a region of chaos. America’s election brought an apparent Kremlin sympathiser to the White House. And now France is on the same track. François Fillon’s […]

France becomes first European country to label items from Israeli settlements

France has said goods from the Israeli occupied Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, prompting Israel to accuse the country of aiding a boycott of the Jewish State. Paris published guidelines on enforcing European Union (EU) regulations on produce from the West Bank, including annexed east Jerusalem, which the international community considers occupied Palestinian land, and the […]

Russia moves missiles closer to Europe in retaliation for Nato deployments

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country will move missiles closer to Europe over “concern” about Nato expansion. Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad, a pro-Kremlin lawmaker told the state-owned RIA news agency. “Why are we reacting to Nato expansion so emotionally? We are concerned […]

Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join Shanghai bloc

President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. NATO member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more remote than ever after 11 years […]

‘Without U.S. influence, Jews in Europe could be in danger’

The Conference of European Rabbis on Monday kicked off its annual conference, being held this year in Minsk, Belarus. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis and the chief rabbi of Moscow, spoke to Arutz Sheva on the sidelines of the conference and related to the election victory of Donald Trump in […]

NATO, Europe Urge No Compromise With Russia Over Ukraine

America’s European allies said Tuesday that the West must not compromise on its principles or weaken its support for Ukraine, in response to a telephone call this week between President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump’s comments during the election campaign about seeking a better relationship with Russia rattled Eastern European officials. […]

For our freedom and yours

IF EUROPEAN history once seemed to have arrived at its terminus in 1989, it has sped off in a new direction in Poland. After winning the country’s first post-1989 outright majority in elections one year ago, the populist Law and Justice party (PiS) immediately set about undermining independent checks on its power, from the constitutional […]

Sweden on the brink? Police force pushed to breaking point by violence amid migrant influx

The Scandinavian country is facing an existential crisis with on average three police officers handing in their resignations a day. If the alarming trend continues, and police officers continue to resign more than 1,000 officers will have quit the service by New Years. Since the migrant crisis began last summer, Sweden has been hit by […]

Iranian Military Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader. The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military […]

Likud deputy minister: Italy earthquakes retribution for UNESCO vote

Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara (Likud) caused controversy when he blamed two massive earthquakes which hit Italy on Wednesday for the country’s vote in favor of a UNESCO resolution disregarding a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.   The deputy minister, who was in Italy when the earthquakes hit, ascribed the natural disasters to divine will. […]