Amid growing economic relations between Israel and China, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a visit to Beijing, his second visit there during Xi Jinping’s presidency. The visit marks 25 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Italy pledged to oppose any resolution at UNESCO, the UN agency for education and science, that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Visiting Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano made the pledge during a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman denounced a United Nations agency report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘’apartheid regime’’ of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people. The spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, likened the report to Der Sturmer, a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic.
A conference organized by the anti-Israel Boycott Disinvestment Sanctions (BDS) movement in Rome in the context of the ‘’Israel Apartheid Week’’ was postponed after the Jewish community and the Israeli embassy called for its cancellation.
A conference organized this week in Prague seek to inform a Czech audience of current foreign policy and strategic challenges faced by the State of Israel, including security threats, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, BDS, anti-Semitism and how to increase support for Israel in Europe.