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UN calls to resume the middle East conflict

UN special coordinator for the middle East peace process Nikolay Mladenov urged the middle East Quartet (Russia, US, UN, EU), Israel, Palestine, Arab countries urgently to re-engage in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli issue.

"I reiterate the Secretary-General (UN – amended) to the members of the middle East Quartet, the Arab countries, the leadership of Israel and Palestine to urgently re-engage. We need to restart diplomacy," said Mladenov.

Macron called on Netanyahu to refrain from measures for the annexation of the West Bank

The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged to refrain from taking any action for annexation of the Palestinian territories, said on Friday the elysée Palace.

Macron also recalled the unwavering commitment of France to the security of Israel and its determination to reduce tensions in the middle East. "He expressed his attachment to the friendship and trust that bind France and Israel", - said in a communiqué.

Borrell warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank for Israel

The possible annexation by Israel of Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will negatively affect its relations with the European Union, warned EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"As a person, personally associated with the region, I have emphasized in private conversations with Israeli leaders and publicly that the annexation will jeopardize the good cooperation with Israel. We exactly do not want," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU. According to him, now on the contrary there is a possibility for closer cooperation between the EU and Israel in the interests of achieving stability in the middle East. "But we cannot and will not accept changes to the borders that existed before 1967, unless it is agreed by both parties to the conflict," said Borrell.

The Vatican is concerned about the possible actions of Israel in Palestine

The Holy see is concerned about "possible unilateral acts that could jeopardize the search for peace between Israelis and Palestinians", as well as further complicate the situation in the middle East.

As reported in the evening on Wednesday the press service of the Holy see, the Vatican's Secretary of state cardinal Pietro Parolin specifically met with the ambassadors of the United States and Israel to Express that concern.

Vershinin discussed with the representative of the foreign Ministry of Belgium, the middle East

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin discussed by telephone with the Director General for political Affairs Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belgium Axel Kenes, a number of international issues and regional problems in light of their consideration in the UN Security Council, including the middle East settlement and the situation with the Treaty on open skies, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

As have informed in the Russian foreign Ministry, the telephone conversation was initiated by the Belgian side.

Media: the Israeli military stopped the convoy of Prime Minister of Palestine

The Israeli military was not allowed to drive in the Jordan valley a convoy of vehicles, which were the Prime Minister of Palestine, Mohammed Stye and Ministers of his government, reports the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds.

According to the newspaper, Israeli soldiers blocked the road column with Stage heading to the village of Fazail, where they planned a meeting of the Palestinian government discussed the counter the plans of Israel to Annex the Jordan valley.

European countries in the UN security Council does not recognize the annexation of the West Bank

European countries included in the UN Security Council declared that Israel's annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan river will entail consequences for their relations with tel Aviv, and the annexation of Europe will not be recognized.

The statement was made by current members of the security Council and European countries, who occupy seats in the Council in 2021. Among them: Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Norway.

The foreign Minister of Palestine called on the EU to impose sanctions on Israel

The EU should impose sanctions on Israel and to cease cooperation with the country in the case of the implementation of plans to Annex territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river, said at the press conference, the foreign Minister of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki.

"First of all, they (EU – ed.) to impose sanctions, they must stop all kinds of cooperation between the EU and Israel," said al-Maliki.

European countries have warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank

The annexation of the territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will have negative implications for Israel's security, said European countries included in the UN Security Council.

The statement was made by current members of the security Council and countries that will occupy a seat in the Council in 2021. Among them: Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Norway.

The UN Secretary General called on the Quartet to contribute to the dialogue of Palestine and Israel

UN chief Antonio Guterres called middle East "Quartet" to find a mutually acceptable basis for the resumption of cooperation between Palestine and Israel.

Speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council, Guterres called on the regional and international supporters of the settlement based on the coexistence of two States "to help bring the parties back to the path of peaceful settlement through negotiations."

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