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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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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

Israeli foreign ministry confirms 3 Israelis among trekkers killed in Nepal

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---The Israeli foreign ministry has confirmed reports that three Israeli trekkers were among 29 people killed in Nepal. Severe weather triggered by the tail end of Cyclone Hudhud, which battered neighbouring India’s east coast, hit trekking groups on the Annapurna circuit as ... Full Article

Reconstruction materials from Israel enter the Gaza Strip

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---The first truck-loads of cement and steel, earmarked for the rebuilding of homes in the Gaza Strip in the wake of Operation Protective Edge, entered the Strip from Israel via the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Keren Shlom is the sole commercial crossing between Israel and the ... Full Article

French FM Fabius : France would recognize a Palestinian state if negotiations fail

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS (EJP)---Two days after the British parliament voted a motion to recognize a Palestinian state, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture. If negotiations between Israel ... Full Article

Israel says vote of motion in the British parliament ‘could undermine the potential for Israelis and Palestinians to attaining peace through bilateral talks’

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---Israel’s embassy in London said that the overwhelming vote by the British parliament approving a non-binding motion calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state ‘’is a unilateral measure that could undermine the potential for Israelis and Palestinians to attai... Full Article