Around Europe 340 – March 2012

Israel’s Supreme Court Adapts International Law in West Bank Quarrying ruling; A View of the EU Budget through Green-Tinted Spectacles; Continued Cognitive Dissonance in EU Energy Effort; Democracy under stress: The global crisis and beyond; Apology and Correction Click here to download (PDF – 1.3 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – März 2012 Israels Oberster Gerichtshof passt […]

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Recommendations to the Foreign Affairs Council on Palestine Israel released

In February 2012, on the basis of cooperation between QCEA, the EAPPI Programme of the World Council of Churches and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian Territories (UN OHCHR OPT), we released a press release with clear recommendations to the European Union Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). Read […]

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Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law

APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – […]

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Press Release: Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy

QCEA, in association with APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issue a press release stating their concern over a law (‘Law for Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel through Boycott – 2011’) passed by the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) by a majority of 47 […]

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Briefing paper: the role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine conflict in context

This briefing paper assesses the role of the European Union in the potential resolution of the conflict, and seeks to evaluate how this role can be strengthened. Firstly, the paper sets out the official positions of the EU on the conflict, and then gives examples of recent regional and global efforts towards a comprehensive peace […]

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Discussion Paper – Responses to the Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

This discussion paper examines what boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) consist of and looks at the origins of the call for BDS against Israel. It goes on to discuss the variety of options available to Quakers across Europe who are interested in BDS in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read “Responses to the Call […]

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Briefing paper: security co-operation between the EU and Israel

This briefing paper deals with the way in which the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU has been used to fund the European Security Research Programme (ESRP). The paper deals with who has access to the ESRP and, under the Third Country Agreements and  Associated Countries, how Israel manages to secure funding and include Israeli experts […]

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