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'Free Palestine!'

Anti-Israel protester interrupts European Commission President

Speech by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen briefly interrupted by a man who accused her of being a "criminal" over her support for Israel.

Anti-Israel protester interrupts European Commission President

European Commission:

'Hamas terrorists should release all hostages'

European Commission President welcomes extension of truce between Israel and Hamas: The agreement extends the window of hope.

'Hamas terrorists should release all hostages'

European Commission President:

'Wholeheartedly welcome agreement for pause in hostilities'

European Commission President von der Leyen: 'Every day these mothers and children are held hostage by terrorists is one too many.'

'Wholeheartedly welcome agreement for pause in hostilities'

Ursula von der Leyen:

'Europe and Israel are bound to be friends and allies'

European Commission Pres. von der Leyen sends message of friendship to Israel, in celebration of Israel's 75th Independence Day.

'Europe and Israel are bound to be friends and allies'

President Herzog meets with European Comm. Pres. Von der Leyen

The Presidents discussed Israel-EU relations in meeting ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

President Herzog meets with European Comm. Pres. Von der Leyen

Pfizer CEO backs out of EU COVID committee hearing

European parliamentarians don't even know how much the EU paid Pfizer for the shots.

Pfizer CEO backs out of EU COVID committee hearing

EU Commission head praises ‘unique partnership’ with Israel

President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen meets with PM Bennet to announce partnership on several fronts, including on energy.

EU Commission head praises ‘unique partnership’ with Israel

University to grant honorary degree to European Commission Pres.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to receive honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

University to grant honorary degree to European Commission Pres.

EU to ban Russian oil

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it was Russia that was 'sinking' as a result of the war - not Ukraine.

EU to ban Russian oil

EU 'will spare no efforts' to save Iran deal

EU Commission President says the EU will reach out to all parties to 2015 deal in attempt to save it.

EU 'will spare no efforts' to save Iran deal

German minister refuses to cover her head in Saudi Arabia

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen refuses to wear traditional Muslim attire in Riyadh. Saudi Arabians take to Twitter to condemn.

German minister refuses to cover her head in Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu: New Threats Bringing Israel, Arab States Together

PM tells visiting German Defense Minister that while both Sunni and Shia Islamism pose a regional threat, Iran is by far the greater danger.

Netanyahu: New Threats Bringing Israel, Arab States Together

Yaalon: Iran More Worrisome than Before

Defense Minister tells visiting German defense minister Iran is no longer isolated diplomatically.

Yaalon: Iran More Worrisome than Before

Israel May Purchase German Ships to Protect Natural Gas Fields

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and German counterpart discussed possible purchase of surface ships to defend natural gas fields.

Israel May Purchase German Ships to Protect Natural Gas Fields