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Israel won 4-1 against Andorra in the soccer European Qualifiers three days after a victory in Cyprus 1-2. Omer Damari was the hero, the Austria Vienna striker scoring twice in the first half and then completing his hat-trick eight minutes from time befor

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting with residents of kibbutz Nirim, near Israel's border with Gaza.
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EU Foreign Ministers: Syrian regime cannot be part of fight against IS

By Yossi Lempkowicz LUXEMBOURG (EJP)---EU Foreign Ministers, meeting Monday in Luxembourg agreed to strenghten the EU sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad ‘’as it continues its brutal war against its own people.’’ They banned the export of jet fuel and relevant additives export... Full Article

Belgium: mock Gaza-themed students initiation denounced as anti-Semitic

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---The President of the University of Liege in Belgium condemned philosophy students for staging a mock Gaza-themed initiation ritual of newcomers. The invitation to the event, scheduled for Tuesday, was couched in an anti-Semitic language, reading '’your goal is to avoid the b... Full Article

Demonstrators in New York protest Met premiere of 'Death of Klinghoffer'

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---More than 500 people staged a protest demonstration Monday at New York’s Metropolitan Opera to condemn the premiere of the Opera ‘’Death of Klinghoffer,’’ a production they say ‘’promotes terrorism and anti-Semitism.’’ The demonstrators included former New Yor... Full Article

'Constructive meeting' between Belgian Interior Minister and Jewish delegation following controversial statements on wartime collaboration

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)--- A delegation from the Belgian Jewish community met Monday with Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Jambon whose recent statements regarding wartime collaboration sparked a controversy and a debate in the country. The Forum of Jewish organizations, which groups Jewi... Full Article

US State Department denies Kerry made link between Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Mideast Islamic terror

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---The US State Department has denied claims that US Secretary of State John Kerry made statements on Thursday suggesting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was fueling the spread of Islamic terror in the Middle East. Speaking to reporters during the daily briefing on Friday, St... Full Article

Gaza and Mideast Peace Process high on agenda of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Will the EU reassess its relations with Israel to express its frustration over the question of settlement construction in the West Bank ? This question was raised these last days ahead of a meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers Monday in Luxembourg during which the Mideas... Full Article

Iran nuclear talks: major issues remain between the P5+1 and Tehran as the November 24 deadline looms

By Yossi Lempkowicz VIENNA/BRUSSELS (EJP)---Major issues remain regarding Iran’s nuclear programme even if some headway was made, reports said after a meeting Thursday in Vienna between US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine As... Full Article

New York braces for protest against Met’s production of ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---Despite fierce opposition, the Metropolitan Opera in New York is set to present the premiere of ‘’Death of Klinghoffer'’, an opera which explores the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a Jewish American passenger in a wheelchair who was killed and thrown overboard during the 198... Full Article

Italian MEP Fulvio Martusciello elected President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Israel, 'I will concentrate my efforts to contribute to the peace process in the region'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Italian Member of the European Parliament Fulvio Martusciello has been elected President of Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Israel. The election of Martusciello, who is a member of the European People’s Party (Christian-Democrat) political group, the larg... Full Article