Is the European Union Qualified to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine?

While Washington is openly pro-Israel, the EU has played a more clever game: selling Palestinians empty words while selling Israel lethal weapons.

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In theory, Europe and the United States stand on completely opposite sides when it comes to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. While the US government has fully embraced the tragic status quo created by 53 years of Israeli military occupation, the EU continues to advocate a negotiated settlement that is predicated on respect for international

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of “American-led System”

A recent address by the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borell, hints at a new pro-Asian political order on the continent as Germany gets ready to lead the 27-nation bloc. But, is it just a ploy to check Chinese hegemony?

A significant change in the global balance of power may be in the offing if we are to believe declarations made by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell while addressing a group of German ambassadors on Monday in Brussels. Borell reportedly "created a diplomatic headache" when he called for the end of the "American-led system" and made the case for

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The Arab World Flounders in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis

Arab countries remain unable or unwilling to formulate a collective strategy to help their poorest and most vulnerable survive coronavirus.

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While the Coronavirus continues to ravage almost every nation on earth, Arab countries remain unable, or unwilling, to formulate a collective strategy to help the poorest and most vulnerable Arabs survive the deadly virus and its economic fallout.  Worse, amid growing international solidarity, we are yet to see a pan-Arab initiative that aims to

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Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help

The current global political scene is changing rapidly as a result of the coronavirus.  New super-powers are emerging and former power-houses are weakening in the face of the crisis.

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ROME (Mideast Discourse) -- More than 15 military transport planes flew from Russia to Italy delivering disinfection units, 180 doctors, 100 personnel which include specialists in biological protection, nurses, ventilators, and masks. The experts sent to Italy have worked on international epidemics including African Swine Fever and in developing an

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France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

In the face of the US backing of Israel, EU foreign policy is inconsistent, weak and, ultimately, a failure. Alas, the idea which gained momentum during the early months of Trump’s presidency that the EU can develop a truly independent foreign policy position on Israel and Palestine has proven wrong.

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A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy. The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.   Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he

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Brexit Might Lead to UK Conservative Government’s “Annihilation”

A socialist at Number 10 Downing Street is not even the most radical change to the U.K. that could be set in motion by the end of this week. Brexit has also made the breakup of the United Kingdom a strong and imminent possibility.

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LONDON (Analysis) -- It is official. The end-of-March deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has come and gone. But Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government has failed to reach a deal and has controversially postponed the economically and geopolitically seismic separation, known to the world as Brexit. Britain

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