The European Union is being duplicitous by condemning Israel’s human rights abuses while increasing trade links.
The Palestinian youth are tired of the EU’s hypocrisy and contemptuous policies that use aid and development programs to mask political cowardice and complicity in Israel’s crimes
The India and Israel Free Trade Agreement (Indo-Israel FTA) is likely to be signed by the end of this year or in the second quarter of next year, according to Yahel Vilan, minister and deputy chief of mission, Israel Embassy.
As organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), we are strongly concerned about the EU’s lack of commitment to human rights in light of what is essentially an intensification of bilateral relations with Israel.
Barely two months after the EU Council Conclusions, stating that Israeli activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory were undermining the two-state solution, the EU has just offered Israel 60 new activities of cooperation during the Association Council meeting it held with Israel in Brussels on July 24th .
Israel and Korea hope to begin formal free trade negotiations next year, according to Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister on Thursday.
Following a meeting of the Association Council on 24th July, the EU confirmed that it has moved to upgrade relations with the State of Israel.
Israel has expressed reservations over India’s demand for easier movement of skilled professionals through a free trade agreement.
A new report by Cambridge law professor James Crawford says that "there do not appear to be any EC laws which could be breached by a member state taking the decision to ban the import of settlement produce on public policy grounds."
The global campaign to boycott companies involved in Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories is spreading, according to advocates of this form of "non-violent resistance."
South Africa’s recent demand that products originating in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights remove the label "Made in Israel" is extremely significant - much more so than the European Union’s decision to deny these products preferential status and subject them to customs duty.
Israeli goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories and sold in South Africa may no longer be labelled "Made in Israel," the South African trade minister said on Monday, causing concern in Israel that other countries may follow suit.
In late 2010, former trade minister Peter Van Loan announced that Canada and Israel would start exploratory talks to upgrade the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). Earlier this year, the Ministry of International Trade finished public consultations and is now in internal discussions to implement the upgrades.
Sri Lanka and Israel have held their first bilateral consultation on enhancing trade ties, authorities said.
An Indo-Israel Free Trade Agreement is expected to be concluded this year, paving the way for further expansion in bilateral trade between the two countries. Mr Muneer Akbaria, Consul-General, Consulate General of Israel, said discussions between the two countries on the FTA were at an advanced level.
Colombia’s Business, Industry, and Tourism minister has announced the first round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks to be held with Israel next week, said Colombian business newspaper Portfolio, Thursday.
Last fall, the Conservative government announced plans to expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), a set of policies that serves to further legitimize Israeli occupation and apartheid, and deepen Canadian corporate and state involvement in Israeli racism and colonialism.
L’automne dernier, le gouvernement conservateur a annoncé qu’il planifiait l’expansion de l’Accord de libre-échange Canada-Israël (ALÉCI), un ensemble de procédures qui servent à légitimer davantage l’occupation et l’apartheid israélien, et renforce la participation de certaines compagnies ainsi que du gouvernement canadien a la politique de racisme et de colonialisme prôné par Israël.
India and Israel will hold another round of negotiations by the end of March on signing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to achieve a bilateral trade figure of USD 10-15 billion per year.
CEO of the Ramat Gan branch of the State Bank of India says India will become hub for Israeli exports to the Mideast once free trade agreement is signed between the 2 countries.