Thursday, October 10

Tell your MEPs of the European Parliament not to fund illegal settlements

In July 2013, the European Commission announced new guidelines aimed at stopping Israeli projects in illegal West Bank settlements from receiving EU research grant funding. The guidelines would also prevent Israeli companies and institutions that operate inside illegal settlements from being granted EU awards, prizes  or loans.
The new guidelines were welcomed by Palestinian and  European civil society organisations, and more than 600 Israeli intellectuals.
But now Israel and its supporters are pressuring the EU to weaken the new guidelines. There is a very real risk that the Commission will cave in to Israeli pressure and decide to continue the funding of, and support for, Israeli projects and organisations based in Occupied Palestinian Territory. This would send a dangerous message that the EU lacks the political will to pressure Israel to end its war crimes and comply with international law.

Take Action! Send this message to your members of the European Parliament!


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