TV News LIES

Saturday, May 30th

Last update06:01:07 AM GMT

You are here News International EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements

EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements

E-mail Print PDF

Israeli settlementsThe European Union has dealt a harsh blow to the Israeli settlement enterprise in a directive that insists all future agreements between the EU and Israel must explicitly exclude Jewish colonies in the West Bank or East Jerusalem.

The move, described by an Israeli official as an "earthquake", prompted furious criticism from the Israeli prime minister over "external diktats".

But it was hailed by Palestinians and their supporters as a significant political and economic sanction against settlements.

The EU guidelines will prohibit the issuing of grants, funding, prizes or scholarships unless a settlement exclusion clause is included. Israeli institutions and bodies situated across the pre-1967 Green Line – including the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed — will be automatically ineligible.

In order to secure agreements with the EU in the future, the Israeli government will be required to concede in writing that settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are outside the state of Israel.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Cuba Removed From US State Sponsors Terrorism List

Cuba flagThe U.S. Department of State announced Friday that Cuba has been officially dropped from its list...

In Jordan, ‘pipeline for peace’ with Israel strikes a nerve

Jprdan: pipeline for peace protestThe government of Jordan has a plan to diversify its fuel supply and save its economy...

At least ten killed in car bombs at two Baghdad hotels

car bombs BaghdadCar bombs at two hotels in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, have killed at least 10 people,...

Wife Of Hospitalized Russian Opposition Activist Urges His Evacuation

Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.The wife of a prominent Russian opposition activist who mysteriously fell ill in Moscow this week...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!