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07 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets with some bitterness of the decision of the American President to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Belgian diplomacy, much as the rest of the world, had sent signals that this was not the right solution. This message was renewed when State Secretary Rex Tillerson was in Brussels this week.

20 Oct
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the decisions taken by the Israeli authorities during the week to allow the construction of thousands of new settlement units across the West Bank. 

27 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders laments and condemns the murder of three Israelis, a border guard and two private security guards, yesterday morning near the settlement of Har Adar in the West Bank.

28 Jul
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his concern about the continuing tensions in East Jerusalem. He calls on all parties to restrain and dialogue in order to put an end to violence and prevent more victims.

08 Jul
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is, just as the European Union,  very worried about the projects to build more than 1800 additional housing units in East Jerusalem. This was announced by the Israeli authorities.

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.