Far-right Conspiracy Theories Are Now Embedded in the UK Mainstream: Melanie Phillips, Open Democracy, May 24, 2022 — The threat of far-right terrorism is overstated, according to Sir William Shawcross, who is leading an independent review of the UK government’s anti-extremism strategy Prevent.
Renewed EU Aid to Palestinian Authority Will Compromise Fight Against Antisemitism in Europe, Dutch Parliamentarian Says: Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 13, 2022 — The fight against resurgent antisemitism in Europe will be dangerously compromised when the EU resumes funding to the Palestinian Authority, a Dutch member of the European parliament has warned.
The EU’s Jerusalem Charm Offensive: Melanie Phillips, Israel Today, June 17, 2022
How an Emboldened Far-Right Is Changing French Politics: Samy Adghimi, Washington Post, June 20, 2022
Ukraine’s Long Journey into Europe; Alexander Brotman, Geopolitical Monitor, June 15, 2022
Andrée Geulen, Savior of Jewish Children in Wartime, Dies at 100: Joseph Berger, NY Times, June 7, 2022
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In Landmark Deal Signed in Cairo, Israel to Export Natural Gas, Via Egypt, to Europe: TOI staff, Times of Israel, June 15, 2022 — Israel, Egypt and the European Union signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday in Cairo that will see Israel export its natural gas to the bloc for the first time.
Labeling of Judea and Samaria Goods Is About Discrimination, Not Law, Say Experts: Israel Kasnett, Israel Today, June 14, 2022 — Norway’s recent decision to label food products from Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria is not about upholding international law, but about discriminating against the Jewish state, law expert professor Eugene Kontorovich told JNS.
Fury Over German Court’s ‘anti-Semitic’ pro-BDS Ruling: Benjamin Weinthal, Cleveland Jewish News, June 20, 2022 — The Stuttgart Administrative Court recently ruled that calls to single out the Jewish state for boycott, divestment and sanctions do not violate Germany’s laws against hate speech and are protected, sparking outrage from critics that the decision turns antisemitism into a socially and politically correct view.
Ukraine’s Road to EU Membership: Pierre Morcos, CSIS, May 18, 2022 — “Dear Volodymyr, my message today is clear: Ukraine belongs in the European family.” During a surprise visit to Kyiv on April 8, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen confirmed Europe’s commitment to answer Ukraine’s call for joining the European Union. Just a few days after the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky officially submitted a request to gain EU membership.
The Far Right Wins a Record Number of Seats.: Constant Méheut, NY Times, June 19, 2022 — The French far right was projected to win a record number of seats in the election on Sunday, which could make it the third biggest political force in Parliament.