E A S T E R N M E D
17 October 2023
Professor Andreas Theophanous is the President of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs and Head of the Department of Politics and Governance of the University of Nicosia. [...] The need for the right diagnosis of the current situation It must be understood that the attack by the terrorist organization Hamas is not only the result of enmity and hatred towards Israel. [...] In this case, support for Israel should be accompanied by a restatement of the position that Cyprus is in favor of a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian issue on the basis of a two-state solution. [...] Cyprus is also called upon to emphasize that it is in the interest of the EU and the peoples of the region to become a pillar of stability as well as a provider of humanitarian aid in the Eastern Mediterranean which is next to the volatile region of the Middle East. [...] Toward the implementation of this goal the support of the United States, the EU and the United Kingdom, would be vital.