* Belgium to vote on recognizing Palestinian state, sanctions on Israel One resolution calls on Belgium “to formally recognize the State of Palestine…and to consider this recognition as a contribution from Belgium to the solution based on the coexistence of two states.”
* Preacher threatens Israel: Your “end is near” - in PA TV sermon In a sermon broadcast by the PA, an unidentified preacher called on Palestinians to wage war against Israel, warning Israel that “its end, Allah willing, is near”.
* 1000 EU parliament members sign letter opposing sovereignty plan More than a thousand European MPs signed a sharp letter of opposition to Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, saying it could undermine stability in the region and went against the most basic principles of international relations between states.
* A Call for Kristallnacht Against Christians Murals and stained glass windows of Jesus are a “gross form of white supremacy” and “should all come down,” says non-black leftist Shaun King.
* Vexed by annexation: The battle inside the EU over Israel Two months before Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on Jan. 28, Luxembourg’s foreign minister was certain the U.S. president would break with the European Union and recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
* Russia Call May Set Stage for China, India Negotiations on Border Dispute Russia has brought together China and India for talks and was set to soon simultaneously host their senior military officials despite deadly clashes between the two countries, the latest sign of Moscow's growing diplomatic clout in Asia.
* Rhetoric aside, China and the EU need each other more than ever The first meeting of China’s leaders with their new European Union counterparts was unusual in every respect.
* Turkey and Iran work together on Iraq and Libya, is Israel next? Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif went to Turkey on June 15, one of the most high level meetings he has had during the COVID-19 pandemic.
* Why U.S. and EU Officials Are Worried Putin Might Make Another Move in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about the legitimacy of Russia’s borders in a documentary broadcast on Russian television have rattled some U.S. allies, fearful that he might be laying the groundwork for a further military incursion into Ukraine.
* The EU, India and Russia do not want to pick sides in a US-China contest, but they may have to What do the EU, India and Russia have in common? Very little, at first glance. But they do share one highly important thing. Brussels, New Delhi and Moscow would all like to tread a middle path between the US and China.