Yoav Shemer-Kunz

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

less than 10.000€

Financial year: 01/01/2017 - 01/12/2017

Lobbyists declared: 0.5 FTE (1)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 1

1

Meetings with European Commission: 0

Lobbying costs over the years:

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1000

Yoav Shemer-Kunz

Registration on EU Transparency Register

742462125846-33 (First registered: 12 Feb 2017)

Goals / Remit

Connecting European and Israeli policy-makers on the basis of the full implementation of Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, that is, respect for human rights and democratic principles.

I provide European decision-makers with up-to-date information, knowledge, legal expertise and political analysis on Knesset legislation, Israeli policies and the current situation in Israel and Palestine, in particular on the situation of the Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement of 1995 stipulates the following:

"Relations between the parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement."

This advocacy activity is an answer to the growing need felt by Israeli Human Rights NGOs and opposition Members of the Knesset for more strategic, coherent, systematic and permanent international advocacy activities in Europe on the situation in Israel and Palestine, based on expertise in EU politics and experience in EU advocacy and EU lobbying.

This activity is the answer of the Israeli civil society to the government's growing attempt to target NGOs and citizens who speak out against the government's policies and anti-democratic legislation and to the shrinking space of civil society in Israel.

My work allows an effective coordination of the often sporadic and ad-hoc advocacy activities taking place by Israeli NGOs or Members of the Knesset, hence empowering the Israeli civil society and the opposition, giving it an effective and permanent voice in Europe.

Issues

The EU-Israel Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement (in particular Article 2 related to violations of human rights and Democratic principles). Commission guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards. Commission's interpretative notice on indication of origin of goods rom the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. European Parliament's relations with the Israeli Knesset and in particular the Joint List, the parliamentary group representing the Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel. The Middle East Peace Process (MEPP). EEAS policy towards the Arab Palestinian minority in Israel in the framework of the EU-Israel Association Council.

Address

Head office:
31, rue du Cesar Julien
STRASBOURG 67200,
France

Tel: 33 629201820