Press TV, Brussels
For the first time in a decade, a meeting of the EU-Israel Association Council has taken place to discuss issues such as the conflict in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and cooperation in the areas of trade and climate change.
Palestinian rights campaigners gathered outside the European Council building in Brussels where the EU-Israel meeting was taking place. They asked why is this suddenly happening after a ten-year break?
It's perhaps noteworthy that there was no press conference following the EU-Israel Association Council. Therefore, journalists were unable to ask questions.
Prior to this meeting, Human Rights Watch released a statement, which said, "Instead of reciting empty platitudes European officials should use the Association Council to finally condemn Israel's apartheid and persecution, and make clear there will be meaningful consequences" should Israel does not reverse course.
Of course, this statement was ignored.
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