[fse-esf] Urgent - action alert!! against the ratification of
Upgrading of Israel - European Parliament - 4th December
Nadia Farkh ABP
abp.eccp at skynet.be
Sun Nov 30 15:36:58 CET 2008
Please find here under an appeal from Leila Shahid, General delegate of
Palestine toward the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg!
We must react urgently toward our European parliamentarians in order to
block the ratification of the text which must be voted on Thursday 4th
During the last ECCP lobby days, all European interlocutors says that the
upgrading will never be ratified in 2008 they will wait for the Czech
Republic presidency, beginning of 2009
Thinks seems changed, in order to
support Tsipi Livni (in stead of Netanyahu) Europe wants to sign the
upgrading before the end of the year
(As they did for Ehud Barak in the
As we are in a pre-electoral period, civil society must be heard
please react urgently and massively toward you parliamentarians
and forward to your members and contacts
In its meeting on November 5 in Brussels, the Committee on Foreign Affairs
and Security of the European Parliament endorsed the European Commission and
Council proposal about Israel participation in the European Community
programs. This new protocol of cooperation offers to Israel a full access to
the EU scientific, academic, research and technical programmes.
For its entry into force, the agreement must have the backing of European
Parliament (EP). It will be submitted to a vote at the plenary meeting on
Thursday, December 4 in Brussels. The Israeli Foreign Minister will visit
the European Parliament on Tuesday, December 2 to put pressure on MEPs to
vote in favour of this agreement.
This new cooperation protocol between the EU and Israel intervenes while on
the ground, Israel is accelerating settlements construction, reinforces the
closure of Palestinian territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, and
practice many forms of violation of human rights.
I call on you to work for the mobilize of all non-governmental organizations
in your country, to intervene with the EP in order not to grant this
privilege to Israel before it implements the principles of peace.
Here is a link where you can find all the information needed
to contact your MEPs.
European Coordination of Committees
and Associations for Palestine - ECCP
Tel: +32 (0)2 217 59 95
Mobile: +32 (0)4 73 35 65 62
Fax: +32 (0)2 250 12 63
E-mail: eccp at skynet.be
9, quai du Commerce
1000 Brussels - Belgium
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