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EU Council President Donald Tusk will make an official visit to Israel next month. The EU Council is the body which groups the heads of state and government of the 28 EU member states. Tusk is a former Prime Minister of Poland.

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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during his visit this week in Israel
“Israel’s security is Europe’s own security.We think it is possible to make compromises regarding Iran’s future, but impossible to make compromises on Israel’s security.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron
'If you claim violence in London isn’t justified, but suicide bombs in Israel are a different matter, then you too are part of the problem".
Jonathan A.Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on the decision of the Spanish Rototom Sunsplash Festival to reverse its cancellation of Matisyahu's concert
'It is an important lesson for universities, businesses and cultural events to resist the aggressive pressure tactics of the BDS campaign and prevent attacks on cultural and academic freedom'.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu at Milan Expo: 'Israel's contributions to world far outweigh efforts to isolate it'

By Yossi Lempkowicz MILAN (EJP)---Israel’s technological and agricultural developments to better the world are much stronger than all attempts to boycott and isolate the country, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he visited Israel’s exhibition at the Expo Milan 2015. The Israeli exhibition sh... Full Article

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk tells Jewish delegation that he and his government '’would continue to be very tough and adamant on fighting anti-Semitism and xenophobia'

By Yossi Lempkowicz KIEV (EJP)---Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk made it clear, during a meeting with a Jewish delegation, that he and his government ‘’would continue to be very tough and adamant on fighting anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” in his country. “These are not just words. They come f... Full Article

Monaco apologizes for its role in deportation of Jews during WWII, unveils monument bearing names of deported

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS (EJP)--- Monaco's ruler, Prince Albert II, has apologized for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps during WWII, during a ceremony which also saw him unveiling a monument bearing the names of Monaco’s deported Jews. 73 years ago, under pressure from Nazi collaborationist l... Full Article

Israeli Minister calls on German Chancellor Merkel to stop talks about possible concert by Daniel Barenboim in Tehran

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM/BERLIN/PARIS (EJP)---As European news outlets are reporting that the Berlin Philharmonic and the Iranian government are in talks about a possible concert which would take place in Tehran in October, Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev demanded that German Chancellor Angela M... Full Article

Senior Iran official rejects claim by British FM Hammond that Iran changed its stance towards Israel, says instead: 'Israel should be annihilated'

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---A senior Iranian official has rejected the claim by British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond that Iran’s government has shown more nuance towards Israel, calling instead for the annihilation of the Jewish State. “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not cha... Full Article

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins participation in the prestigious Champions League

By Yossi Lempkowicz TEL AVIV (EJP)---Maccabi Tel Aviv won Tuesday its first participation in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for 11 years following a draw 1-1 against Basel at the Bloomfield stadium in Tel Aviv. Maccabi will join Europe’s top football clubs such as Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester... Full Article

EU-funded invention by Israeli start-up helps Palestinians and Bedouin live easier and healthier

By Yossi Lempkowicz With its EU-funded invention of a portable ‘’ “anaerobic digester” that turns kitchen waste and livestock manure into cooking and lighting gas, an Israeli start-up is making the lives of Palestinians in rural areas of the West Bank and Bedouin in the Negev desert easier and healthier. ... Full Article

Ahead of Jewish High Holydays, Israel releases travel advisory in Europe

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Ahead of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays, Israel has released a travel advisory warning that Jewish sites in Western and northern Europe could be targeted in terror attacks. According to the National Security Council’s Counter- Terrorism Bureau in Jerusalem, one of the... Full Article

Online petition in Britain calling for the arrest of Netanyahu: 'A PR exercise with no real meaning,' says Foreign Office

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM/LONDON (EJP)---“This is a public relations stunt that has no practical significance,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said in a statement commenting on an online petition in Britain demanding the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu for alleged war crim... Full Article