Two States, One Homeland

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New Horizons for Reaching Peace between Israelis and Palestinians 10 May 2017, European Parliament, Brussels Maxime Schlee, guest author. The conference on “Two States, One Homeland” that was held on 10th of May in the European Parliament took place in a symbolic year – 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for […]

“The Palestinian Arab Community in Israel – Today and Tomorrow”, S&D Group, European Parliament

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– By Olivier Loose, EPMED contributor, & Salomé Ietter, EPMED co-director   On the 10th of May, the S&D Group in the European Parliament held a seminar on Palestinian Arabs in Israel, with MK Ahmad Tibi, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of Arab Movement for Renewal (Ta’al); MK Osama Sa’adi, Member of the […]

“Trump and the Middle East”: Mike Doran discussing Trump’s realistic foreign policy in the European Parliament

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  Last Tuesday, Michael Scott Doran, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and former Senior Director in the National Security Council in the Administration of President George W. Bush, shared his views on the presidency of Donald J. Trump and its impacts on policies related to the Middle East. The event, “Trump and the Middle […]

EPMED & Politics is Personal in the European Parliament

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  Last week, (17-21 October) the European Platform for Middle East Dialogue partnered with Sarah Arnd Linder and her association Political is Personal to organize an exhibition of the project in the European Parliament. Political is Personal is an initiative which conducts in-depth interviews with Israeli Jewish and Palestinian women in which they safely and freely […]

Frederica Mogherini defending the Quartet Report (credit /EP)

European Parliament : New Initiatives related to the Middle East Peace Process

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Debate in Plenary – Strasbourg 06/07/16 Salomé Ietter, EPMED’s Joint EU Research & Policy Coordinator On the 6th of July, the European parliamentary session in Strasbourg gave the floor to the recurring debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after the Commission, under the leadership of Frederica Mogherini, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs […]

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EU-Israeli Relations: Prospects for cooperation?

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June 2016 CEPS Membership Meeting, Brussels Reported by Casey Carr, EPMED Contributor A panel moderated by CEPS Visiting Fellow Umut Uzer discussed the future balance in the relationship between the European Union and Israel following the EU’s decision to require the labelling of products from occupied Palestinian territories by Israeli companies passed last November 2015. […]

Abbas and Rivlin at the European Parliament : A Diplomatic Standoff?

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June 2016 Written by Salomé Ietter, EPMED’s Joint EU Research & Policy Co-ordinator. On June 22 and 23, Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel since 2014, and Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine since 2008, addressed the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels. In his introductory speech, the EP’s President, Martin Shultz, stated that the […]