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The Luxury of Conscience is Too Expensive for the EU

The Luxury of Conscience is Too Expensive for the EU

Iran Says There is No Progress After Latest Talks

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says no progress was made in two days of talks in Oman, as November 24 deadline approaches.

Iran Says There is No Progress After Latest Talks

New EU Foreign Minister Visits Israel in 1st Week

Europe's new foreign policy chief, Italy's Federica Mogherini, will visit Israel, and the PA, just a few days into her five-year term.

New EU Foreign Minister No Slacker, Visits Israel in First Week

Kerry to Meet Ashton and Zarif in Oman

Secretary of State will meet Iran's foreign minister and EU foreign policy chief to discuss a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Kerry to Meet Ashton and Zarif in Oman

Iran Team Heads for 8th Round of Nuke Talks

A November 24 deadline for a resolution to the talks is 40 days away.

Iran Team Heads for 8th Round of Nuke Talks

Ashton to Meet Iran's Zarif Next Week

As Iranian opposition reveals secret nuke research, EU's foreign policy chief announces meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister.

Ashton to Meet Iran's Zarif Next Week

Minister Warns EU Against 'Bad Deal' on Iran

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says Iran nuclear talks 'going in the wrong direction,' hints EU is 'rushing' into agreement.

Intelligence Minister Warns EU Against 'Bad Deal' on Iran

Ashton: Gap with Iran Can be Narrowed

EU's foreign policy chief believes the gap with Iran in nuclear talks can be narrowed in talks next week.

Ashton: Gap Between Iran and World Powers Can be Narrowed

EU Urges 'Maximum Restraint'

European Union condemns rocket fire from Gaza and expresses concern over the civilian casualties in Israel’s airstrikes.

EU Urges 'Maximum Restraint' Following Rockets, IDF Operation

Ashton Condemns Murder of Palestinian Arab Teen

European Union joins international leaders in condemning the killing of a Palestinian Arab teenager, assuming it was an act of revenge.

Ashton Condemns Murder of Palestinian Arab Teen

Blair: No Justification for Murder of Teens

Condemnations from world leaders of the murders of three Israeli teenagers continue to pour in.

Tony Blair: There's No Justification for Murder of Teens

Leftist Groups Cry to EU Over Hunger Strikers

Over 100 Palestinian Arab terrorists allegedly hunger striking, prompting pro-Palestinian 'rights groups' to write to Catherine Ashton.

Leftist Groups Urge EU Intervention Over Hunger Strikers

Report: US 'Changing Position' on Hamas-Fatah Deal

Hamas officials met with EU representatives, sense that US is slowly 'coming around' on unity pact, deputy leader claims.

Report: US 'Changing its Position' on Hamas-Fatah Deal

Hamas to Approve 'Unity' Government

Fatah-Hamas government to be established only with Hamas's 'parliamentary' approval, Haniyeh says. Will the terror group have full control?

Hamas to Approve 'Unity' Government

'Hamas Will Rise to Power in Judea and Samaria'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman gives grim prediction ahead of Palestinian Arab unity government elections.

'Hamas Will Rise to Power in Judea and Samaria'

Hamas Insists on Military Control in Unity Gov't

Gaza denies reports of a merger with PA police forces in another declaration that Hamas will rule a unity government.

Hamas Insists on Retaining Military Control in Unity Government

Ashton Denounces Egypt's Mass Trials

EU's foreign policy chief says Egypt's sentencing of 683 people to death breaches international law.

Ashton Denounces Egypt's Mass Trials

Hamas Vying for Control of Unity Government

Despite EU claims that pact would be run by Abbas - and is therefore 'reliable' - Hamas spokesman claims Haniyeh to be in charge.

Hamas Vying for Control of Unity Government

Ariel: Ashton 'Spit in Our Face'

Housing Minister Uri Ariel slammed European Union Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton for supporting the Hamas-Fatah unity deal.

Ariel: Ashton 'Spit in Our Face on Holocaust Memorial Day'

MK Wortzman: Europe has not Learned, but We Have

Deputy Education Minister Avi Wortzman (Jewish Home) slammed the EU's Catherine Ashton for supporting the Hamas-Fatah unity deal.

MK Wortzman: Europe has not Learned, but We Have

EU Calls to Resume Peace Talks Despite Unity Pact

Catherine Ashton says EU expects new government to be headed by Abbas, recognize Israel's right to exist.

EU Calls to Resume Peace Talks Despite Hamas-PLO Unity Pact

There is a Town in Europe Named "Kill the Jews"

There is a Town in Europe Named "Kill the Jews"

Foreign Minister Lashes Out at Ashton, EU

Avigdor Liberman derides EU over condemnation of Israel, claims that Syria, Ukraine, other world problems deserve greater focus.

Foreign Minister Lashes Out at Ashton, EU

EU Calls on Israel to Make Concessions

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton demands Israel stop construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

EU Focuses Pressure on Israel to Make Concessions, Restart Talks

Iran Satisfied With Nuclear Talk Progress

Iranian FM Zarif notes serious gaps remain after talks this week, but says agreement may be signed in next round on May 23.

Iran 'Satisfied' With Progress in Nuclear Talks

Watch: Iranian Official Mocks the West

EU's Ashton is "an old lady" and UN's Ban is a "puppet", says senior Iranian official in speech mocking Westerners.

Watch: Iranian Official Mocks the Westplayer

Zarif Cancels Dinner with Ashton, EU Unfazed

Iran’s foreign minister cancels a dinner meeting with the EU’s foreign policy chief in protest of her meeting with opposition activists.

Zarif Cancels Dinner with Ashton, EU Unfazed

Ashton: The EU is Against Boycotts of Israel

"We don't want to see Israel isolated," says EU foreign policy chief.

Ashton: The EU is Against Boycotts of Israel

EU's Ashton: No Guarantee of Success in Iran Talks

At press conference with Iranian FM Zarif, EU foreign policy chief described nuclear negotiations as 'difficult' and 'challenging.'

EU's Ashton: No Guarantee of Success in Iran Talks

Netanyahu to Ashton: Ask Iran about Terror Ties

Prime Minister says Israel will prove tomorrow that Iran was behind rocket shipment to Gaza.

Netanyahu to Ashton: Ask Iran about Terror Ties

Ashton: 'For PA Capital Cancel Jerusalem Building'

EU foreign affairs head demands Israel annul plans on over 700 housing units in capital city which 'threaten bi-national Jerusalem.'

Ashton: 'For PA Capital Cancel Jerusalem Building'

Ashton to Discuss Israel-PA Peace with Quartet

EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton calls for "bold decisions" in the Israel-PA peace process.

Ashton to Discuss Israel-PA Peace with Middle East Quartet

EU's Ashton Plans to Visit Tehran

European Union foreign policy chief announces plans to visit Iran within weeks, after being invited by the country's foreign minister.

EU's Ashton Plans to Visit Tehran

Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peace

European Union Foreign Minister reaches out to Jewish groups after compromising with Israel on boycott Tuesday night.

Catherine Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peaceplayer

EU: Iran Talks 'Substantial and Detailed'

Iranians hold separate bilateral meetings with delegations representing Russia, the US, and 3 European states.

EU: Iran Talks 'Substantial and Detailed'

EU MPs Urge: Rethink Ban on Israeli Funding

EU MPs urge Catherine Ashton to rescind proposed ban on trade with Israeli entities in Judea and Samaria, set for Jan 2014.

EU MPs Urge: Rethink Ban on Israeli Funding

Ashton Urges Reconciliation with Hamas

Unity between Hamas and Fatah important for "two-state solution", says EU foreign policy chief.

Ashton Meets Abbas, Urges Reconciliation with Hamas

Ashton Wants 'Best Atmosphere' for Iran Talks

EU's foreign policy chief says she wants to go to the October 15-16 talks with Iran in Geneva with “the best possible atmosphere.”

Ashton Wants 'Best Atmosphere' for Iran Talks

Israel Furious After French Diplomat Hits Soldier

French diplomat hits soldier who prevented ‘humanitarian aid’ shipment to illegal Bedouin encampment.

Undiplomatic: Israel Furious After French Diplomat Hits Soldierplayer

Ashton Asks for 'Measures' Against Egypt

The European Union's top diplomat asks the 28-nation bloc to agree "appropriate measures" in response to violence in Egypt.

Ashton Asks EU to Agree on 'Measures' Against Egypt