The EU opposes annexation and considers illegal settlements in occupied territories as an obstacle to international peace and stability. But even though illegal settlements constitute a war crime, the EU allows trade with them. That trade allows for profits from annexation and contributes to the expansion of illegal settlements across the world. We are calling for an EU law that will end trade with illegal settlements once and for all. This law will apply to occupied territories anywhere, among them the Occupied Palestine Territory and Israel’s illegal settlements there. The law will also send a powerful signal around the world that the EU will no longer reward territorial aggression with trade and profits.

Arcipelago Milano, 8 marzo 2022

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Concludo queste Note pensando all’ONU, alla sua risoluzione di condanna tanto unilaterale dell’invasione dell’Ucraina. Penso, ad esempio, all’occupazione di cui è responsabile Israele, penso a ECO, Ebrei Contro l’Occupazione, vicini ai fratelli palestinesi con tutte le loro risorse di intelligenza, di cuore, di capacità, così pochi, così soli in questa vicinanza.  Da quanto tempo? Per quale causa, li lasciamo così soli?  Se Liliana Segre avesse fatto la scelta di questa vicinanza non sarebbe senatrice e se la facesse ora non sarebbe così onorata. 

Mondoweiss, September 2, 2021

Israeli President Isaac Herzog toured the Har Bracha settlement outpost, which regularly terrorizes Palestinians, and declared the Jewish people's connection to that land cannot be "denied or diminished."

ISRAELI PRESIDENT ISAAC HERZOG (KNEELING, LEFT-CENTER) VISITS A SCHOOL IN ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENT, ON AUG. 31, 2021. HE SAID ON TWITTER, “I AM NOW FINISHING A VISIT TO SAMARIA…THANKS TO MY FRIEND YOSSI DAGAN, HEAD OF THE COUNCIL, FOR THE HOSPITALITY.”

The new Israeli President Isaac Herzog, a former Labor leader, toured settlements in the northern West Bank on Tuesday and said:

The Har Bracha settlement is in my DNA as an Israeli and as a Jew

The Palestine Chronicle, March 4, 2022


Israeli warplanes attacked hundreds of towers and civilian 'targets' in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

Haaretz, Sep. 1, 2021

Life is good in Sela’it: a Montessori school, no fence nor occupation visible from the balcony, no checkpoints, and, most importantly, no Arabs. Instead, there's a view that stretches to the sea. It’s no wonder that in the last election, 75 percent of the residents voted for the left and center parties – more than in Tel Aviv. They’re not really a settlement; after all, they’re just dwelling on land the state confiscated for “security needs.”