We have just celebrated the 99th anniversary of the San Remo resolution – when will the EU mark this important event?

 

Last week ECI travelled to Sanremo, Italy in order to mark the 99th anniversary of the San Remo Resolution which paved the way for the declaration of independence for the modern State of Israel in 1948.

The San Remo conference on 21-26 April, 1920 was mainly a European affair. Not only was the conference held in Italy, and hosted by the Italian government, three out of four of the signatories (Italy, France and Britain) of the resolution are today prominent EU-member states and two of them (France and Britain) are also permanent members of the UN Security Council. Then, how come that the EU, and its current Italian High Representative of Security Policy and Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini never speak about the conference? This will have to change.
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of this important resolution which Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann has called “the most important event in Jewish history since their expulsion from Jerusalem in 130 AD.” But how will the European Union mark this milestone event?

This is a question that you can raise with the candidates in the European Parliament elections which take place from 23-26 May. Please let us know what they say. You can get more information about the San Remo Resolution in these two short videos:
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