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The EU is undermining the status of Jerusalem, the world city that is central to Christianity and Judaism. As such it lies at the heart of European civilization and Universal values of Human Rights. For more than three thousand years, as artifacts prove, this identity and history were unquestioned. Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority Now… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The World should note and shudder! Fake News is being spouted by European leaders about the crisis of Europe’s future. Meeting at the Davos World Economic Forum, a special discussion was held on “Which Europe Now?” Sixty minutes of hot air followed, enough to melt the Alpine snows. Citizens, be afraid! The leaders seem to… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

A seemingly desperate escalation of improbable material about President-elect Donald Trump was released just before he is to take office. What’s behind it? Firstly the material was paid for by his enemies (Democrat and Republican). Secondly important elements, such as alleged meetings with Russians in Prague, are demonstrably false. Other material is unprovable. Thirdly it… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Shimon Peres who died yesterday was a man of singular achievements, discernment but also a certain myopia of our new age. At the time when Robert Schuman was French Prime Minister in 1947-8, Peres spearheaded with French help Israeli defense of its new State. Later, when Schuman was still a major influence in French government,… » read more

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Robert Schuman insisted that Winston Churchill’s first great postwar speech on Europe was not given in Zurich, Switzerland but in Metz, France on Bastille Day 1946. Schuman should know. He was at Churchill’s side as he delivered it to a huge cheering crowd in the capital city of Schuman’s native Lorraine.        … » read more

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Did Europe’s politicians forget? Today 11 September 2012 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first assembly of the European Parliament. Guess who was the first president? None other than Paul-Henri Spaak. Yes, the same one after whom the Paul-Henri Spaak building of the European Parliament is named. It is difficult for the MEPs to forget… » read more

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Renew the Olympic spirit of peace in sport! Athletes from around the world and the general public watching the Olympic opening events can all help. It started to go wrong forty years ago. In a terrorist attack at the Olympics in Munich in 1972, eleven Israeli athletes were murdered. A German policeman also lost his… » read more

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Having received a reply from the European Commission again refusing to publish the Great Charter of the Founding Fathers of the European Community, I was invited by the European Ombudsman to give my reactions. Background The Founding Fathers of Europe defined 18 April 1951 as the day which was the Birthday of Europe. Their signatures… » read more

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Should European fighter aircraft be bombing and strafing tanks and killing soldiers across the EU’s southern borders? Is there a better way, a way to peace? Can Europe’s greatest success be applied across North Africa? The greatest event in recent European history — perhaps in all of European history over the last recorded two thousand… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have been caught in alleged corrupt practice. Demanding loads of money, they agreed to make amendments to legislation that favoured a private financial interest. Or so they thought. It turned out that the offer came from reporters of London’s Sunday Times. They had been caught in a public… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price