Spain, Ireland & Norway Formally Recognise Palestinian State

Spain, Ireland & Norway Formally Recognise Palestinian State
May 29 2024 Share

Spain, Ireland, and Norway have officially recognised a Palestinian state to promote a political solution in the Middle East conflict.

This collective action aims to inspire other European nations to follow suit, potentially facilitating a Gaza ceasefire and the release of hostages held by Hamas.

The move has sparked a severe backlash from Israel, which accused these countries of supporting terrorism. Israel withdrew its ambassadors from these nations and reprimanded their envoys in Tel Aviv, showcasing footage of the October 7 attacks.

The recognition increases pressure on Israel, following calls from international courts to halt Israel Defense Forces operations in southern Gaza and allegations of war crimes against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Western countries have also imposed sanctions on Israeli settlers in occupied Palestinian territories. Diplomatic recognition typically involves formal credential exchanges with the Palestinian Authority, upgrading existing consulates to embassies.

Ireland’s Prime Minister, Simon Harris, emphasized the historical significance of this decision, advocating for other European nations to join in efforts to achieve peace. Norway and Spain echoed similar sentiments, with Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, asserting that the recognition of Palestine is crucial for peace and justice.

Israel’s strong reaction includes public condemnations and provocative social media posts, particularly targeting Spain. Diplomatic observers believe Israel’s firm stance aims to deter other countries from recognizing Palestine. Currently, around 139 countries recognize Palestine, while many European nations and the US condition their recognition on a comprehensive political resolution.


‘Pirate Politicians’: Bernard Grech Speaks Out On Court Case

'Pirate Politicians': Bernard Grech Speaks Out On Court Case
May 28 2024 Share

Taking to social media, Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech said that the people of Malta deserve better than these ‘pirate politicians’.

‘You deserve better than a government obsessed about defending those who robbed you’.

‘You deserve better than a Prime Minister who has lost so much control that his own supporters went to protest outside of court against his own wishes.’

‘You deserve better than a government so confused with problems it created to address problems you are facing’.

‘You deserve politicians who are there for you and not for themselves. These pirates are politicians. Do not let carry on stealing the money of the people, throwing away Malta’s name and running away with our money and dignity.’

What do you make of Grech’s message?


Viral DJ Behind ‘Pedro’ Remix is Coming to Malta

Viral DJ Behind 'Pedro' Remix is Coming to Malta
May 28 2024 Share

Excitement is building as viral DJ and producer Jaxomy joins the World Club Dome Malta line-up. The internationally-renowned festival will be held on Maltese shores from 2-4 August 2024, promising an unforgettable experience with a star-studded roster of DJs.

Jaxomy, known for his energetic performances and viral remixes, will perform on Day 1, Friday, 2nd August, at Gianpula Village. The Berlin-based rising star recently gained widespread attention for his remix of Raffaella Carrà’s ‘Pedro,’ which features a now-famous quirky rotating raccoon graphic… you know the one. 🦝

World Club Dome Malta 2024 features an impressive line-up, including legendary names like Bob Sinclar, Morten, Nervo, Pan-Pot, Salvatore Ganacci, Stella Bossi, ANNA TUR, ASK:ME, Moguai, and Shouse. Alongside these international stars, Malta’s favourite local DJs will also be taking the stage, ensuring a wide range of sounds and vibes.

Set in some of Malta’s hottest venues, Gianpula Village and Café del Mar, this festival is set to be a highlight of the summer, attracting festivalgoers from Malta and all over the world. Don’t miss the chance to see Jaxomy and other top DJs perform in what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of music and entertainment.

For tickets and more information visit g7events.com


Recreational Space In Imqabba To Be Regenerated

Recreational Space In Imqabba To Be Regenerated
May 28 2024 Share

A beautification project for a recreational space in Mqabba was inaugurated by Minister for Cultural Heritage, Arts, and Local Government Owen Bonnici, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Alison Zerafa Civelli, and Mqabba Mayor Grace Marie Zerafa.

The project at Ġnien il-Mentna in Jubilee Square, which cost around €55,000, was partially funded by the ‘Financing Capital Projects – More Beautiful and Healthier Communities’ scheme from the Local Government Division. This scheme aims to provide financial assistance to local councils for various community projects.

Minister Owen Bonnici highlighted that the Ġnien il-Mentna project reflects the commitment of both the government and the local council to enhance the quality of life for residents. The project included resurfacing walls, installing a new lighting system, swings, plants, and a security camera system, making the space safer and more enjoyable for families and strengthening community bonds.

Parliamentary Secretary Zerafa Civelli commended the Mqabba Local Council for their initiative in regenerating and beautifying the area. She affirmed the government’s dedication to providing local councils with the necessary resources to carry out projects that meet the changing needs of residents.

Mayor Grace Marie Zerafa emphasized the council’s efforts in applying for funding schemes to benefit the community, particularly children, and improve their quality of life. Several members of the Mqabba local council were also present at the inauguration.