Will your European candidate stand with Palestine?

Challenging local, regional, and national politicians on their position on European complicity with Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people is a very important ongoing activity. Particularly in the run-up to elections, engaging candidates and parties in EU-Israel relations related questions can have an impact.

We’re asking all supporters of Palestinian rights to hold your candidates to account during the European Elections!

Between May 23 and 26, EU citizens will vote for their new representatives at the European Parliament. But what do we actually know about our candidates’ position on EU-Israel relations and European complicity with Israeli war crimes and human rights violations? What do they think about EU taxpayers money being channeled to Israeli military companies like Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest private security company who test their weapons on Palestinian civilians in Gaza so they can promote them as “battle tested”? Will they protect our right to free speech and right to engage in the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign?

These are some of the questions which we encourage you to send to your candidates to the European Elections. 

European pledges for candidates for MEP

EU’s must end its complicity in Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people



As elected MEP:

  • Will you protect the right of European citizens to free speech, including the right to engage in the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and act against any attempts to criminalise Palestine solidarity?
  • Will you oppose any upgrade of European agreements with Israel and call for suspension of EU-Israel Association (EuroMed) Agreement until Israel abides by its human rights clause?
  • Will you support the exclusion of Israeli arms manufacturing and other military companies from EU Research Programs and EU contracts?
  • Will you support the call to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine?