- Time for a new chapter in EU-Israel relations
Brussels, 18th September, 2014 – As the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is drawing near and the new five-year term of the European Parliament has just begun, ECI is calling for a new chapter in EU-Israeli relations.
Over the last few weeks, ECI has had high level meetings both in Jerusalem and Brussels, discussing the aftermath of the Gaza conflict and ways of strengthening the strategic partnership between Europe and Israel.
In meetings in Jerusalem with the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli-Joel Edelstein, Tomas Sandell and Harald Eckert (picture) emphasised the need for closer relations between Europe and Israel. This is at a time when anti-Semitism is raising its ugly head once more in Europe and Jihadist movements in the Middle East are threatening anyone who disagrees with their medieval vision of a repressive Islamic caliphate.Read more...