Tag: European Union

E.U. Agrees to Naval Intervention on Migrant Smugglers

European foreign and defense ministers agreed on Monday to use naval forces to intercept and disrupt ships used by smugglers of migrants from North Africa, a far more assertive attempt to combat the swelling migration crisis that has led to thousands of deaths at sea.   The aim of the program is to stop smugglers […]

EU’s top diplomat to visit Netanyahu, Abbas next week

Mogherini took over as foreign policy chief for the 28-nation European Union in November and visited Israel and the Palestinian territories shortly afterwards, saying she wanted to make a priority of pushing forward the Middle East peace process. She has been criticized by some in Israel for her vocal insistence that a two-state solution is […]

EU Ambassador: Europe ‘Frustrated’ Over Peace Process

Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to Israel, said on Thursday that Europe was “frustrated” over the fact that talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are not progressing.   Speaking at Europe Day celebrations at Haifa University, Faaborg-Andersen said, “Any agreement must reflect Israel’s security interests, but there is definitely growing frustration among the […]

EU’s Mogherini congratulates Netanyahu on formation of government

Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, released a statement congratulating Prime Minister Netanyahu following Thursday’s formation of the coalition following the March 17th national elections. “The European Union will continue to work together with Israel on a mutually beneficial bilateral relationship as well as on important regional and global issues of joint interest,” […]

Israeli officials slam EU bid to mark settlement products

A top foreign ministry official echoed the claim, saying  “It seems some European nations now want to put a yellow patch on Israeli products. We know that what begins as marking Israeli products, quickly deteriorates into an overall boycott of Israeli goods.” The news of the letter, signed by 16 out 28 EU foreign ministers, […]

EU Parliamentarian: The Writing is On the Wall

European Parliamentarian Meir Habib said Wednesday that the Jews of Europe felt as if they were facing the same dangers their parents and grandparents had on the eve of the Holocaust. “Today, we understand more than ever the feelings and feats of the Jewish residents of Europe before the war,” Habib said. “From an early […]

EU Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The European Union parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing the mass-murder of Armenians by Ottomoan Turkey in 1915 as a genocide.   The decision to recognize the genocide – which saw more than 1.5 million Christian Armenians perish at the hands of Muslim Turkish forces – is sure to enrage Turkey’s Islamist leadership, […]

Nuclear deal with Iran may spur proxy wars, says EU official

A nuclear deal with Iran may spur proxy wars in the Middle East as Sunni Muslims try to counter an increasingly wealthy and powerful Shi’ite Iran, the European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator said on Monday.   Gilles de Kerchove told the European Parliament one important cause of terrorism was “this war by proxy from the Sunni […]

EU Calls on Israel to Cooperate with Gaza Probe

The European Union (EU) joined Palestinian and other Arab delegations on Monday in calling on Israel to allow a UN human rights investigator to visit Gaza, Reuters reported.   The call came in a debate in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which both the United States and Israel did not attend.   Israel […]

EU Parliament Declares Abortion and Gay Marriage “Human Rights”

The European Parliament last week declared gay “marriage” and abortion to be fundamental human rights.   These designations were approved on March 12 as part of the “Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy” the group signed off on.   The parliament is infamous for espousing strongly “progressive” positions and pushing those extreme policies down […]