A European call to suspend the EU-Israel Association Agreement


We strongly condemn Israel’s latest massacre of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. More than 2,160 Palestinians were killed, more than 10,800 were injured and more than 500,000 people were displaced. The UN and other international bodies accuse Israel of deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure including schools and hospitals, as well as other war crimes.

In the words of the top UN official for Palestinian refugees Pierre Krähenbühl, “Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.”

Yet Israel’s violations of international law did not start with its most recent attack on Gaza. For decades, Israel has been denying the Palestinian right to self-determination by deliberately siezing territory and resources by force, forcibly transferring Palestinians from their land, systematically discriminating against Palestinians and brutally repressing those who seek to oppose its occupation and violations of human rights. Immediately following the end of the Gaza massacre, Israel announced the confiscation of another 1000 acres of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem region of the occupied Palestinian West Bank, in order to expand its illegal settlements. The UN, the EU and other bodies all accuse Israel of violations of international law during the course of its occupation of Palestinian territory.

Through the continued existence of the EU-Israel Association Agreement and the strengthening of the bilateral relations, the European Union and its member states are sending Israel the message that it does not have to abide by international law. The EU is contributing to the climate of impunity and lack of accountability. By continuing to award Israel preferential access to European markets and access to EU programs and funding despite its persistent violations of international law, the EU is providing material support to Israel’s violations of international law and failing to uphold its own commitments under international law.

As organisations who reject all forms of discrimination, including anti-semitism and Islamophobia, and as supporters of the right of all people to live in freedom and with dignity, we call on the European Union to suspend its Association Agreement with Israel until it complies with international law and on people across Europe to join us in doing so


1. BDS Austria, Austria

2. Internationaler Versöhnungsbund, österreichischer Zweig, Austria

3. Society for Austro-Arab Relations, Austria

4. Steirische Friedensplattform, Austria

5. Women in Black (Wien), Austria


6. Askapena, Basque Country

7. Ernai, Basque Country

8. Ikasle Abertzaleak, Basque Country

9. Internazionalistak Auzolanean, Basque Country

10. Red MEWANDO, Basque Country


11. De Algemene Centrale-ABVV/La Centrale Generale-FGTB, trade union federation, Belgium

12. CNCD 11.11.11, NGO platform, Belgium

13. Comité de Vigilance pour la Démocratie en Tunisie, NGO platform, Belgium

14. European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine, NGO platform, Belgium

15. Broederlijk Delen, NGO, Belgium

16. Médecine pour le Tiers-Monde – M3M (Third World Health Aid), NGO, Belgium

17. Parti Communiste, political party, Belgium

18. PTB-PVDA, political party, Belgium

19. Agir pour la Paix, Belgium

20. Artistes Contre le Mur, Belgium

21. Association Belgo-Palestinienne, Belgium

22. Brussel Brecht Eisler Koor, Belgium

23. CADTM Belgique, Belgium

24. Checkpoint Singers, Belgium

25. CVDT, Belgium

26. ForMENA – Council for MENA Affairs, Belgium

27. FOS – Socialistische Solidariteit, Belgium

28. Gents ActiePlatform Palestina (GAPP), Belgium

29. Groupe Proche-Orient Santé, Belgium

30. HOPE – ESPOIR – HOOP, Belgium

31. Intal, Belgium

32. Käthe Kollwitz Peace Run, Belgium

33. Kif Kif, Belgium

34. La Coordination Nationale d’Action pour la Paix et la Démocratie (CNAPD) , Belgium

35. LAP – Leuvense Actiegroep Palestina, Belgium

36. LEF-FGE, Belgium

37. Links Ecologisch Forum, Belgium

38. Mouvement Citoyen Palestine, Belgium

39. Mouvement Ouvrier Chrétien, Belgium

40. OXFAM Wereldwinkel Mariakerke , Belgium

41. Oxfam Wereldwinkel Tielt, Belgium

42. Paix Juste au Proche Orient, Belgium

43. Paix Juste au Proche Orient Ittre, Belgium

44. Paix Juste au Proche Orient Mazerine, Belgium

45. Paix Juste au Proche Orient Nivelles, Belgium

46. Palestina Solidaritet, Belgium

47. Pax Christi Flanders, Belgium

48. Plateforme Watermael-Boitsfort Plaestine, Belgium

49. Service Civil International Belgique, Belgium

50. Solidarité Socialiste, Belgium

51. Solidarity with Bedouins, Belgium

52. Uilekot vzw, Belgium

53. Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique (UPJB), Belgium

54. ViaVelo Palestina, Belgium

55. Vrede vzw, Belgium

56. Vredesactie, Belgium

57. Vrouwen in het Zwart, Belgium

58. vzw AZIZ, Belgium


59. Friends of Palestine, Czech Republic

60. International Solidarity Movement – Czech Republic Group, Czech Republic

61. Levá perspektiva, Czech Republic

62. Not in Our Name! — Czech Initiative for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Czech Republic

63. Palestinian Club in Czech republic, Czech Republic

64. Socialist Solidarity (Socialistická Solidarita), Czech Republic

65. World Without Wars and Violence, Czech republic


66. Enhedslisten – The Red-Green Alliance, political party, Denmark

67. United Federation of Danish Workers (3F), trade union, Denmark

68. Internationalt Forum, Denmark

69. Socialistisk UngdomsFront, Denmark


70. The Left Youth of Finland, political party, Finland

71. Finnish Peace Committee – Suomen Rauhanpuolustajat, Finland

72. Finnish-Arab Friendship Society – Arabikansojen ystävyysseura ry, Finland

73. Human Rights Education Organisation Aina, Finland

74. ICAHD Finland, Finland

75. Physicians for Social Responsibility, Finland

76. Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Finland


77. Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine, NGO platform, France

78. Gauche Unitaire, political party, France

79. Parti Communiste Francais, political party, France

80. Parti de Gauche, political party, France

81. Union Syndicale Solidaires, trade union federation, France

82. Confédération Paysanne, trade union, France

83. Artisans du Monde, France

86. Artisans du Monde, France

84. Association France Palestine Solidarité, France

85. ATTAC France, France

86. BDS France, France

87. Collectif Interuniversitaire pour la Coopération avec les Universités Palestiniennes, France

88. Emmaüs International, France

89. Fédération Artisans du Monde, France

90. Fondation Frantz- Fanon , France

91. Forum France-Algérie, France

92. Initiatives pour un autre monde, France

93. L’association le collectif RPS, France

94. La Cimade, France

95. Le collectif 69 Palestine, France

96. Le Mouvement de la Paix, France

97. Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les peuples, France

98. Mouvement pour une Alternative Non-violente, France

99. Sans, France

100. Snes-FSU, France

101. Une Autre Voix Juive, France

102. Union juive française pour la paix, France


103. IPPNW Germany, NGO, Germany

104. Pax Christi Germany, NGO, Germany

105. AK Nahost Berlin, Germany

106. Attac – AG Globalisierung und Krieg Deutschland, Germany

107. BAB – Berlin Academic Boycott of Israel, Germany

108. BDS Berlin, Germany

109. Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft e.V., Germany

110. Deutsch-Palästinensische Medizinische Geselschaft, Germany

111. Deutsch-Palästinensischer Frauenverein e.V., Germany

112. Frauen wagen Frieden, Germany

113. Frauen wagen Frieden, Germany

114. Frauen wagen Frieden Pfalz, Germany

115. Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V., Germany

116. ICAHD-Germany, Germany

117. Institut für Palästinakunde e.V., Germany

118. Jüdisch-Palästinensische Dialoggruppe München, Germany

119. Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost, Germany

120. Laika Verlag, Germany

121. Netzwerk EAPPI, Germany

122. Palästina Netzwerk Berlin (PNB), Germany

123. Palästina/Nahost-Intiative Heidelberg, Germany

124. Palestine Solidarity Committee Stuttgart, Germany

125. AG Palästina/Frankfurt, Germany


126. Sinn Féin, political party, Ireland

127. Irish Congress of Trade Unions, trade union federation, Ireland

128. Communication Workers Union, trade union, Ireland

129. Mandate Trade Union, trade union, Ireland

130. Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), trade union, Ireland

131. Technical Engineering and Electrical Union – The Power Union, trade union, Ireland

132. Trócaire, NGO, Ireland

133. National University of Ireland Galway Students’ Union, student union, Ireland

134. Academics for Palestine, Ireland

135. Derry Anti War Coalition, Ireland

136. Gaza Action Ireland, Ireland

137. HOPE Foundation, Ireland

138. Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ireland

139. Irish Anti War Movement, Ireland

140. National University of Ireland Galway Palestine Solidarity Society, Ireland

141. Sadaka – Ireland Palestine Alliance, Ireland

142. Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Ireland

143 The People’s Movement, campaigning group, Ireland


144. Forum Italiano dei Movimenti per l’Acqua/Italian Forum of Water Movements, platform, Italy

145. FIOM-Cgil – Metal Worker’s Union –  Italy

146. USB Unione Sindacale di Base, trade union, Italy

147. COBAS, trade union, Italy

148. Rete-ECO Ebrei Contro l’Occupazione (Italian Network of Jews Against the Occupation), Italy

149. Comunità Palestinese di Roma, Palestinian community in Italy

150. 100 Idee per la Pace, Italy

151. Arci Pinerolo, Italy

152. Arci Sud Sardegna, Italy

153. ARCI Valle Susa, Italy

154. Arci Messina, Italy

155. Associazione Amicizia Sardegna Palestina, Italy

156. Associazione Nazionale Giuristi Democratici, Italy

157. AssoPacePalestina, Italy

158. BDS Italia, Italy

159. BDS Sardegna, Italy

160. Cagliari Social Forum, Italy

161. Circolo ARCI  » Montefortino 93″, Italy

162. Comitato « Con la Palestina nel cuore », Italy

163. Comitato Acqua Pubblica Salerno, Italy

164. Coordinamento Nord Sud del Mondo , Italy

165. Partito dei Comunisti Italiani, Italy

166. Rete Della Pace, Italy

167. Rete Italiana per il Disarmo, Italy

168. Rete No War Roma, Italy

169. Rete Radié Resch, Italy

170. Rete Romana di Solidarietà con il Popolo Palestinese , Italy

171. Salaam ragazzi dell’olivo Trieste, Italy

172. Sbilanciamoci, Italy

173. Scuola di Italiano Libera la Parola, Italy

174. Statunitensi contro la Guerra (Firenze) , Italy

175. Tavolo Interventi Civili di pace, Italy

176. Women in Black, Italy


177. ATTAC Luxembourg, Luxembourg

178. CPJPO-Luxembourg, Luxembourg

179. Les Amis Du Monde Diplomatique, Luxembourg


180. Socialistische Partij , political party, Netherlands

181. NIDA Rotterdam (political party)

182. Netherlands Palestine Committee (NPK),  Netherlands

183. Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (docP), Netherlands

184  Women in Black, Amsterdam, Netherlands

185.  Women-Men in Black, Groningen, Netherlands

186. Internationale Socialisten, Netherlands

187  Palestine Link, Netherlands

188. Palestina Komitee Rotterdam, Netherlands

189. Palestina Komitee Nijmegen, Netherlands

190. Stichting Palestina

191. Breed Platform Palestina (BPP), Haarlem

192. Palestijnse Gemeenschap in Nederland (PGN), Netherlands

193. Ander Europa

194. International Committee Against Disappearances (ICAD), Netherlands

195. VIA (Netherlands branch of SCI)

196.  HOPE Foundation

197.  Grenzeloos, Netherlands

198.  Stichting Groningen-Jabalya, Netherlands

199. VD AMOK, Netherlands

200. Utrecht4Palestine, Netherlands

201.  Tiye International, Netherlands

202. Palestijnse Huis HPH, Netherlands

203.  Werkgroup Keerpunt Netherlands

204. Al-Awda, Netherlands, Netherlands

205. Stichting Palestijnse Vrouwen in Nederland, Netherlands

206. EMCEMO, Netherlands

207. Komiteé Marokkaanse Arbeiders Nederland (KMAN), Netherlands

208. Vrouwen voor Vrede, Netherlands, Netherlands

209. HTIB, Netherlands

210. DIDF, Netherlands

211. Verenigde Wereldburgers voor Internationaal Recht, Netherlands

212.  Middle-East Committee, Green Left Party, Netherlands

213.  Stichting Kifaia, Netherlands

214. PAIS Werkgroep Rotterdam Rijnmond, Netherlands

215. Humanist Peace Council (HVB), Netherlands

216. Vereniging Burgerinitiatief ‘Sloop de Muur’, Netherlands

217. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Netherlands

218. Kairos Palestina, Netherlands

219. Nederlands-Arabische Vrouwenkring

220. Transnational Institute (TNI), Netherlands

221. Stop de Bezetting, Netherlands

222.  Landelijk Beraad Marokkanen, Netherlands

223. Kerk en Vrede, Netherlands

224. Vrienden van Sabeel Nederland (VVSN), Netherlands.


225. Kampania Palestyna, Poland

226. Ogólnopolski Związek Zawodowy Inicjatywa Pracownicza, Poland


227. BDS – Portugal, Portugal

228. Comité de Solidariedade com a Palestina, Portugal

229. Grupo Acção Palestina, Portugal


230. Iniciatíva za spravodlivý mier na Blízkom východe / Slovak Initiative for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Slovakia

231. Inštitút ľudských práv / Human Rights Institute, Slovakia

232. Palestínsky klub na Slovensku, Slovakia

233. Sieť proti chudobe / Slovak Anti-Poverty Network, Slovakia

234. Slovensko bez náckov, Slovakia

235. Utopia, o. z., Slovakia

236. Zjednotení za mier, Slovakia


237. Association for Nonviolent Communication, Slovenia

238. BDS Slovenija, Slovenia

239. Cultural Artistic Association Transformator, Slovenia

240. Društvo ŠKUC, Slovenia

241. Društvo UP, Slovenia

242. Društvo za človekove pravice in človeku prijazne dejavnosti Humanitas, Slovenia

243. Institute Abraham, Slovenia

244. Journalists Union, Slovenia

245. Peace Institute, Slovenia

246 Zavod Krog, Slovenia

247. Zofijini ljubimci – društvo za razvoj humanistike, Slovenia

248. Zavod Nur, Slovenia

249.Slovenska Filantropija, Slovenia


250. Equo, political party, Spain

251. Izquierda Abierta, political party, Spain

252. Izquierda Anticapitalista, political party, Spain

253. Izquierda Unida, political party, Spain

254. Podemos, political party, Spain

255. Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT), trade union, Spain

256. Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores, trade union, Spain

257. Sindicato único de Trabajadores Solidaridad Obrera, trade union, Spain

258. Unión Sindical Obrera (USO), trade union, Spain

259. Sindicato Cobas Canaias, trade union, Spain

260. ACSUR-Las Segovias, Spain

261. AIETI, Spain

262. Al-Quds association for solidarity with the people in arab countries, Spain

263. Antikapitalistak, Spain

264. Arquitectos sin Fronteras, Spain

265. Asociación de Inmigrantes del Sahara Occidental en Canarias- AISOC, Spain

266. Asociación Palestina BILADI, Spain

267. Asociación Paz Ahora, Spain

268. Asociación Paz con Dignidad, Spain

269. Asociación Sociocultural Café d’Espacio, Spain

270. Comité de Solidaridad con la Causa Árabe, Spain

271. Comunidad Hispano Palestina, Spain

272. Comunidad Palestina de Valencia, Spain

273. Comunidad Palestina en Canarias, Spain

274. Coordinadora 25S, Spain

275. Coordinadora ONGD Navarra, Spain

276. Coordinadora Sindical Canaria de Apoyo al Pueblo Saharaui , Spain

277. Corriente Roja, Spain

278. Dones en Rebel·lia, Spain

279. Eirene cultura para la paz., Spain

280. Fundación Madrid Paz y Solidaridad, Spain

281. General Union of Palesitnian Communities in Europe, Spain

282. Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya, Spain

283. Intersindical Canaria, Spain

284. Los Verdes – Grupo Verde, Spain

285. Mujeres por la Paz y Acción Solidaria con Palestina, Spain

286. MUNDUBAT, Spain

287. NOVACT International Institute for Nonviolent Action, Spain


289. Ong Al Zaituna, Spain

290. Palestina Digital, Spain

291. Palestina Toma La Calle, Spain

292. Plataforma 2015 y más Fundación Mundubat, Spain

293. Plaza de los Pueblos 15M Madrid, Spain

294. Red Roja, Spain

295. Red Solidaria contra la Ocupación de Palestina RESCOP-BDS, Spain

296. Revolta Global-Esquerra Anticapitalista, Spain

297. Rumbo a Gaza, Spain

298. Unadikum, Spain

299. Unión de Juventudes Comunistas de España , Spain

300. SODePAZ, Spain

301. Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz, Spain


302. The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS), Sweden


303. Boycott Israel Network, UK

304. British Committee for Universities of Palestine, UK

305. Caabu – Advancing Arab-British Understanding, UK


307. Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, UK

308. Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK

309. Kairos Britain, UK

310. Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights, UK

311. Liverpool Friends of Palestine, UK

312. Muslim Association Of Britain, UK

313. Palestine Legal Action Network, UK

314. Plymouth Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

315. Scottish Friends of Palestine, UK

316. Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

317.Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

318. War on Want, UK

319. Made in Europe, UK