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EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

EU sanctions can now target those supplying or involved in transferring Iranian missiles and drones to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine or to armed groups in the Middle East.

EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

EU calls for 'immediate pause' in Gaza fighting

European Union’s 27 leaders urge Israel not to launch a major ground offensive in the city of Rafah.

EU calls for 'immediate pause' in Gaza fighting

European Council announces:

New framework for sanctioning terror groups

European Council establishes dedicated sanctions framework targeting Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups, lists six individuals.

New framework for sanctioning terror groups

European Council condemns Hamas, urges humanitarian aid

European Council stresses Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas, but also calls for humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip.

European Council condemns Hamas, urges humanitarian aid

EU leaders to discuss war in Gaza

The leaders are expected to call for a 'humanitarian pause' to allow for aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

EU leaders to discuss war in Gaza

European Parliament President:

'October 7th is a day that will go down in global infamy'

The three presidents of the EU observed a moment of silence in solidarity with Israel following Saturday's attack by Hamas.

'October 7th is a day that will go down in global infamy'

Israeli tensions spill over to summit of European Jewish leaders

Tensions between Diaspora Jews and Israeli government on display at summit of European Jewish leaders in Berlin.

Israeli tensions spill over to summit of European Jewish leaders

Lapid speaks to European Council President

Lapid and European Council President Charles Michel discuss Iran. PM reiterates Israel's opposition to returning to the nuclear deal.

Lapid speaks to European Council President

European Commission:

'Russia grossly violating international law'

European Commission condemns Russian 'military aggression' against Ukraine, calls on Russia to 'immediately cease hostilities.'

'Russia grossly violating international law'

'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Anti-Semitic Attacks

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes to European Council that Paris and Copenhagen terror attacks could be the start of 'pan-European epidemic.'

'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Anti-Semitic Attacks

Peres Protests European Resolution on Circumcision

Israeli President asks Secretary General of 47 member state body for his intervention on recent call on circumcision ban.

Peres Protests European Resolution on Circumcision

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision Resolution

Israel has described a Council of Europe (PACE) resolution against circumcision as a "moral stain" that will foster hatred across Europe.

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision Resolution

Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.

Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Billionaire Ukrainian to Head European Jewish Group

The two largest European Jewish groups now are headed by billionaires following the election of a Ukrainian bank tycoon.

Billionaire Ukrainian to Head European Jewish Group