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EU foreign policy chief:

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

The comments by Josep Borrell follow a recent statement by Slovenia, Ireland, Malta and Spain that they had agreed to take steps to recognize a Palestinian state.

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

In response to attack on Israel:

EU to expand its sanctions on Iran

EU top diplomat Josep Borrell says EU members plan to discuss sanctions regime that seeks to curb the supply of Iranian drones to Russia to include the provision of missiles and cover deliveries to Iranian proxies.

EU to expand its sanctions on Iran

EU Foreign Min.: Israel is causing 'famine' in Gaza

EU's Josep Borrell claims Israel is using famine as a 'weapon of war,' Foreign Minister Israel Katz hits back.

EU Foreign Min.: Israel is causing 'famine' in Gaza

EU foreign policy chief:

'Hunger is being used as a war arm in Gaza'

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell again levels accusations at Israel, says the lack of aid entering Gaza is a "manmade" disaster.

'Hunger is being used as a war arm in Gaza'

EU top diplomat doubles down:

'Israel helped create Hamas'

European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell says Israel "enabled the development of Hamas" as a rival to Fatah.

'Israel helped create Hamas'

Except for Hungary

26 EU countries call for pause in Gaza war

The EU countries also reiterate their calls for Israel not to launch an assault on the Gaza city of Rafah.

26 EU countries call for pause in Gaza war

EU top diplomat suggests:

'Limit arms exports to Israel over Gaza'

Josep Borrell cites Biden's comments on Israeli response in Gaza, urges Israel's allies to stop sending it weapons.

'Limit arms exports to Israel over Gaza'

EU foreign policy chief:

'Cutting UNRWA funds could be collective punishment'

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warns against defunding UNRWA.

'Cutting UNRWA funds could be collective punishment'

EU foreign policy chief:

'Israel financed Hamas to weaken the PA'

Josep Borrell says Hamas was financed by the Israeli government in an attempt to weaken the Palestinian Authority, repeats call for two-state solution.

'Israel financed Hamas to weaken the PA'

EU foreign minister meets Hezbollah member in Beirut

Josep Borrell meets political official from Hezbollah. EU: He is engaging with all relevant representatives.

EU foreign minister meets Hezbollah member in Beirut

EU seeks sanctions against 'Jewish settlers'

EU foreign policy chief says he will propose sanctions against “Jewish settlers” responsible for violence against Palestinian Arabs.

EU seeks sanctions against 'Jewish settlers'

EU foreign policy chief:

'Palestinian state is the best guarantee for Israel's security'

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell claims the establishment of a Palestinian state would be the best way of ensuring Israel's security.

'Palestinian state is the best guarantee for Israel's security'

EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as human shields

European Union also urges Israel to show "maximum restraint" to protect civilians from the war it is waging against Hamas.

EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as human shields

EU foreign minister:

'EU is deeply alarmed by the new round of violence'

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell: We urge an immediate comprehensive ceasefire, humanitarian law must be respected.

'EU is deeply alarmed by the new round of violence'

Top EU official to Israel:

'Disavow Smotrich's comments on Palestinian people'

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs denounces Smotrich's comments: I call on the Israeli government to disavow those comments.

'Disavow Smotrich's comments on Palestinian people'

EU blasts Shechem operation:

'Use of force must be in full respect of international law'

EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs calls on both sides to restore calm following IDF counterterorrism operation in Shechem.

'Use of force must be in full respect of international law'

Iran:

'EU would be shooting itself in the foot if it blacklists IRGC'

Iran's Foreign Minister warns EU against blacklisting the IRGC following non-binding vote on the issue by the European Parliament.

'EU would be shooting itself in the foot if it blacklists IRGC'

EU condemns Russian FM for Holocaust comparison

Josep Borrell blasts Sergei Lavrov after he compares Western approach to Russia to the Nazis Final Solution.

EU condemns Russian FM for Holocaust comparison

EU FM to Minister Cohen:

'Israel should avoid unilateral actions'

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, speaks to new Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, invites him to visit Brussels.

'Israel should avoid unilateral actions'

Iranian and EU officials meet amid stalled nuclear talks

Iran's Foreign Minister meets EU foreign policy chief on the sidelines of a summit in Jordan.

Iranian and EU officials meet amid stalled nuclear talks

EU welcomes maritime border deal between Israel and Lebanon

Deal enabling Lebanon to extract gas from offshore fields 'is essential' during global energy crisis, EU foreign affairs chief says.

EU welcomes maritime border deal between Israel and Lebanon

Europe confirms it received Iran's response on Iran deal

European Commission confirms it distributed Iran's response in nuclear talks to all other participants in the negotiations.

Europe confirms it received Iran's response on Iran deal

EU foreign policy chief:

'I'm hoping we can close Iran deal within days'

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: We have an agreement that takes into account everyone's concerns.

'I'm hoping we can close Iran deal within days'

EU:

'We won't review our policy towards NGOs blacklisted by Israel'

EU: Israel has provided no substantial information that would justify reviewing policy towards six PA organizations blacklisted by Israel.

'We won't review our policy towards NGOs blacklisted by Israel'

EU: United States likely to support Iran nuclear deal proposal

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell predicts White House will sign on to proposal to save deal as early as this week.

EU: United States likely to support Iran nuclear deal proposal

EU vows to support PA groups Israel says are terror orgs.

EU foreign minister spokesperson says Israel has not 'substantiated' claim PFLP orgs. are affiliated with terrorism.

EU vows to support PA groups Israel says are terror orgs.

Iran welcomes EU's efforts to revive nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister says Iran welcomes diplomatic efforts to revive 2015 deal, after EU proposes a compromise.

Iran welcomes EU's efforts to revive nuclear deal

EU proposes compromise on Iran nuclear deal

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell says the time has come to make a decision on saving the Iran nuclear deal.

EU proposes compromise on Iran nuclear deal

EU chief:

Russia blocking Ukrainian grain a 'war crime'

European Union’s foreign policy chief blasts Russia for blocking sea exports of Ukrainian grain during global food shortage.

Russia blocking Ukrainian grain a 'war crime'

EU foreign policy chief:

'Appalled by scenes from funeral of Shireen Abu Aqleh'

EU's Josep Borrell accuses Israel of "disrespectful behavior" towards participants in funeral of Al Jazeera journalist killed in Jenin.

'Appalled by scenes from funeral of Shireen Abu Aqleh'

EU foreign policy chief:

'We're making a last-ditch attempt to save Iran deal'

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tells Financial Times he seeks a “middle way” to end the impasse between the US and Iran.

'We're making a last-ditch attempt to save Iran deal'

EU foreign policy chief:

'New deal with Iran - within days'

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: We are very close to deal with Iran but there are still some issues pending.

'New deal with Iran - within days'

EU condemns Be'er Sheva terror attack

'We stand by Israel in this painful moment,' says EU High Representative Josep Borrell.

EU condemns Be'er Sheva terror attack

EU announces further sanctions against Russia

"Those who enable the invasion will pay a price," said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell. Among those sanctioned: Roman Abramovich.

EU announces further sanctions against Russia

EU official 'optimistic' about Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign policy chief says he is optimistic about an Iran nuclear deal being struck within “the next few weeks”.

EU official 'optimistic' about Iran nuclear deal

EU: Nuclear talks with Iran will resume soon

EU foreign policy chief: Negotiations on 2015 deal will resume "within an acceptable period of time".

EU: Nuclear talks with Iran will resume soon

EU: Iran clearly behind attack on tanker

European Union says all evidence clearly points to Iran as being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.

EU: Iran clearly behind attack on tanker

Lapid meets with top EU diplomat in Brussels

The two discuss "EU-Israel bilateral relations, regional issues and on how the dialogue with the Palestinians can be moved forward."

Lapid meets with top EU diplomat in Brussels

Report: Israel shunned EU envoy during his visit to Israel

Israeli officials reportedly refused to meet Sven Koopmans, new EU envoy for Middle East, due to the EU's handling of the Gaza fighting.

Report: Israel shunned EU envoy during his visit to Israel

EU: Violence in Israel needs to stop 'immediately'

Spokesman for EU foreign policy chief: Firing of rockets from Gaza against civilian populations in Israel is totally unacceptable.

EU: Violence in Israel needs to stop 'immediately'

EU 'deeply worried' by Jerusalem housing plans

European Union warns Israel again expansion of Givat HaMatos neighborhood in Jerusalem, calling it 'illegal settlement'.

EU 'deeply worried' by Jerusalem housing plans

Samaria Council head: EU aligns with Abbas

EU Foreign Minister withdraws request to intervene in favor of Palestinians arrested for supporting sovereignty. Dagan: Proves EU hypocrisy.

Samaria Council head: EU aligns with Abbas

'Annexation would constitute a violation of international law'

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs again warns Israel against applying sovereignty.

'Annexation would constitute a violation of international law'

EU foreign policy chief:

'Sovereignty will have consequences for EU-Israel relationship'

Josep Borrell warns Israel against taking unilateral steps toward applying sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria.

'Sovereignty will have consequences for EU-Israel relationship'

EU High Rep 'recognizes US plan created certain momentum'

EU High Rep/VP Josep Borrell: 'Important to encourage the Israelis and the Palestinians to engage in credible, meaningful political process'

EU High Rep 'recognizes US plan created certain momentum'

EU denies Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria - it knows better

Some 20 of 27 EU members were also League of Nations members and voted in 1922 to have Judea and Samaria part of the Jewish Homeland. Op-ed.

EU  denies Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria - it knows better

EU: US can't use nuclear deal to push for Iran arms embargo

EU top diplomat: The US has already withdrawn from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, it can’t use the pact to impose arms embargo on Iran.

EU: US can't use nuclear deal to push for Iran arms embargo

EU condemns Iranian call for 'final solution' against Israel

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell calls Iranian supreme leader's threats against Israel a 'threat to peace.'

EU condemns Iranian call for 'final solution' against Israel

EU: We will not recognize any changes to '1967 borders'

EU foreign policy chief: congratulates new Israeli government but stresses EU will not accept sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

EU: We will not recognize any changes to '1967 borders'

EU to push Israel to drop sovereignty plan

EU foreign policy chief says EU will use "all our diplomatic capacities" to try to dissuade Israel from applying sovereignty.

EU to push Israel to drop sovereignty plan

EU ministers to discuss Israeli sovereignty

EU foreign minister says Israel's sovereignty plan will be "the most important item on the agenda" at Friday's meeting.

EU ministers to discuss Israeli sovereignty

PA satisfied with EU's condemnation of annexation

PA “foreign minister” praises EU foreign affairs chief who warned Israel against applying sovereignty over portions of Judea and Samaria.

PA satisfied with EU's condemnation of annexation

EU warns Israel: Annexation would be serious violation of law

Ahead of formation of unity government, European Union warns that 'annexation' would be 'serious violation' of international law.

EU warns Israel: Annexation would be serious violation of law

EU to send humanitarian aid to Iran

EU foreign minister says €20 million in humanitarian aid will be sent to Iran to help alleviate the coronavirus outbreak.

EU to send humanitarian aid to Iran

EU foreign minister condemns Jerusalem construction

Josep Borrell says new construction in Givat Hamatos and Har Homa is "detrimental to two-state solution".

EU foreign minister condemns Jerusalem construction

EU committed to 'two-state solution'

EU foreign minister Josep Borrell reiterates support for Palestinian state building following meeting with PA “foreign minister”.

EU committed to 'two-state solution'

EU will respond to Trump plan after Israeli election

Foreign affairs chief says EU won't pass official resolutions on Trump's peace plan until "after Israeli elections".

EU will respond to Trump plan after Israeli election

EU foreign minister warns Israel against annexation

Josep Borrell says Israeli annexation of Jordan Valley could lead to Palestinian Arab protests.

EU foreign minister warns Israel against annexation

EU foreign minister in US to discuss Iran, 'Deal of the Century'

Josep Borrell visits Washington following trip to Iran and his criticism of the Trump peace plan earlier in the week.

EU foreign minister in US to discuss Iran, 'Deal of the Century'

Israel blasts "unfortunate" threat by EU

Foreign Ministry responds to EU High Representative statement that application of sovereignty would not go "unchallenged."

Israel blasts "unfortunate" threat by EU