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The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize on an alliance of four Tunisian civil society groups for their tireless efforts to foster democracy in this nation.

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Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson, Emmanuel Nachshon on the EU labeling of Israeli settlements products
'Under the cover of a technical move, this is an attempt to impose a diplomatic solution instead of encouraging the Palestinians to return to negotiations,” he said. “Europe acts toward Israel with sanctimonious hypocrisy, while it would never consider proposing a similar solution to northern Cyprus or Western Sahara.”
Tweet by EU's ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen on the killing of Naama and Eitam Henkin in a Palestinian terror attack.
'Deeply shocked by the despicable murder of two Israelis tonight in Jerusalem. My heart goes out to another bereaved family & children.'
U.N. envoy to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov on the Palestinian terror attack against an Israeli couple in front of their children in the West Bank.
"There is nothing heroic about the murder of civilians. The people who carried out this violent act must be brought to justice."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview with Yediot Aharonot's Berlin correspondent Eldad Beck
“In questions of trade, the European Union usually determines the direction of actions. If we want to change something, we have to get a majority for that. So, for example, there are questions of consumer protection at the European Union level that require labeling of products from certain places. That has nothing to do with a boycott. In principle, I’m not impressed at all by calls for boycotts.”

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Due to the current situation, no decision yet on labeling of Israeli settlements products

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Due to the current situation on the ground, the EU has not yet make a decision on EU labeling products from Israeli settlements, a senior EU official said Friday. The official said EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has not made any decision yet on this issue. ‘Thi... Full Article

EU Foreign Ministers to discuss upsurge of violence in Israel and the West Bank

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---European Union Foreign Ministers are to discuss Monday the situation in Israel and in the West Bank where an upsurge in Palestinian terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank has claimed several lives and injured many others during the last two weeks. Although the issue is ... Full Article

Mogherini calls on Netanyahu and Abbas ‘to show leadership to promote calm, encourage restraint and avoid actions which further fuel tensions'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---As deadly violence continues in Jerusalem and the West Bank, with several attacks against Israelis, including two in Tel Aviv, the EU warned against the “real risk’’ of further escalation and called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Pres... Full Article

Full text of letter by MEPs to Mogherini and Schulz on Abbas' 'incitement to hatred'

By Yossi Lempkowicz Following is the full text of a letter signed by 13 Members of the European Parliament to EU foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Parliament President Martin Schulz in which they urged them to get tough with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on incitement to hatred and... Full Article

Cross-party group of Members of the European Parliament urge Mogherini and Schulz to get tough with Abbas on incitement to hatred and silence on murders of Israelis

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---A cross-party group of Members of the European Parliament urged EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Parliament President Martin Schulz to make an ‘’unambiguous’’ statement in response to inflammatory language used by Palestinian Authority President... Full Article

British FM Hammond mocks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for failing to mention Israel

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON  (EJP)---In a speech to the Conservative Friends of Israel (C FI), British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond mocked Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to mention Israel by name when he address a recen t meeting of the Labour Friends of Israel. He declared : ‘’I’ve rea... Full Article

British PM David Cameron vows to close down Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---Addressing the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to investigate and close down Islamic religious schools teaching children anti-Semitic beliefs. He said, “Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with children learn... Full Article

WJC President Lauder urges PA Chairman Abbas to reign in extremists

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---Expressing concern over the rising tide of Palestinian terror, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ''to reign in these extremists who are bent on wreaking havoc on the peace process.'' The statement came aft... Full Article

Council of Europe confirms freedom of religion and cancels resolution banning ritual circumcision

By Yossi Lempkowicz STRASBOURG (EJP)--- ‘’Religious communities should be able to exercise the right to freedom of religion without impediment and without discrimination and to practise their faith publicly and freely in accordance with their own rites,’’ said the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Eur... Full Article