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EU ambassador in Israel: We have to judge the next government on its actions

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)----‘’Our view remains that we would have to judge the Israeli government on the actual actions that it is taking. Since the government is not formed yet that remains to be seen,” the European Union Ambassador in Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, said. In an interview with T... Full Article

EU keeps Hamas on list of terror organisations

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---The European Union is keeping Hamas on its list of terror groups despite a controversial court decision last December ordering Brussels to remove the Islamist Palestinian group from the register. "Hamas stays on list during Council's appeal to December judgement," Susanne Kiefe... Full Article

Netanyahu : 'Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped'

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM/LAUSANNE (EJP)---Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the framework agreement on the Iranian nuclear program being sought by world powers is even worse than his country had feared. "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even m... Full Article

EU's Mogherini welcomes Israeli decision to resume transfer of Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has welcomed Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said revenues accumulated over three months, frozen by Israel since January in retalia... Full Article

French FM Fabius says France to start discussions on a possible UN Security resolution on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---France is set to start discussions with its European partners on a possible United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the framework for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. “We have said that these parameters ha... Full Article

Israeli Minister: Europe needs to be ‘more fair’ with Israel if it wants to play a mediating role between Israel and the Palestinians

By Yossi Lempkowicz TEL AVIV (EJP)---As the European Union urged Israel and the Palestinians to quickly resume peace talks, in view of the upcoming formation of a new Israeli coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior Likud figure said that Europeans need to have a ‘’more fair’... Full Article

'European scepticism towards a new government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not facilitate the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUXELLES (EJP)---Dutch Member of the European Parliament Bastiaan Belder believes that Europe should take a ‘’more constructive attitude’’ towards the upcoming new government of Israel. ‘’This will bring the Palestinians quicker to the negotiating table for a two-state solution,... Full Article

WJC leader Ronald Lauder says US failed to lead fight against radical Islam which fuels new anti-Semitism

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has warned that radical Islam was fueling the flames of a new anti-Semitism engulfing Europe, criticizing the United States for failing to lead the fight to extinguish the threat. During a testimony at a hearing befo... Full Article

Graves vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Hungary

By Yossi Lempkowicz BUDAPEST (EJP)---About 20 graves were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery Gyongyos, a northeastern city in Hungary. According to a Jewish leader, the damage to the graves, including the scattering of human remains, was "unprecedented." A number of graves dating as far back as the late 1800... Full Article