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12 Jun
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns, like the European Union, the announcements of last week by the Israeli authorities on the construction of thousands of extra settlement units.

03 Apr
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders firmly condemns the announcement, on 30 March, of the establishment of a new settlement deep inside the West Bank, on a hilled called 'Geulat Zion', north of Ramallah. This is the first new settlement in more than 25 years. Also, tenders for almost 2.000 units in existing settlements were issued and 97 hectares were transformed into 'state land'.

08 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just like EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, condemns the recent adoption by the Israeli Parliament of a law aiming at legalizing thousands of housing units built on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

24 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes yesterday’s adoption by the United Nations Security Council of resolution 2334 on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

20 Dec
Press release

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, a conference on the economic development of the Palestinian Territory and the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue was organised on 14 December in the Egmont Palace in Brussels. This event brought together numerous Israeli, Palestinian and Belgian businessmen as well as representatives of different international organisations (European Union, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank, The Office of the Quartet). The three Belgian regions were also present during this event.

01 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his deep concern about the re-launch by the Israeli authorities of a project to build 500 new dwellings in occupied territory near the settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in East Jerusalem. These new constructions, which would be partly carried out on private lands owned by Palestinians, would further separate East Jerusalem from the West Bank, seriously jeopardizing the prospect of Jerusalem becoming the capital of the two states, the State of Israel and a future Palestinian State. 

07 Oct
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the recent approval of plans for the construction of 98 housing units in a new settlement, close to the existing settlement of Shilo, in the heart of the West Bank. This decision is part of a trend of increasing new constructions in the settlements, observed since the beginning of 2016. It risks separating Ramallah from Nablus and from the Northern West Bank, compromising even more the continuity and the territorial integrity of a future Palestinian State.

28 Sep
Press release

It is with great emotion and deep sadness that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned of the death of Mr. Shimon Peres on 28 September 2016.

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