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Gantz: world must unite to humiliate Daesh

March 23, 2016

Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz has called on the international community to join together to destroy the terror movement Daesh.

Addressing a Zionist Federation Gala Dinner on Sunday night, Mr Gantz said: "We must humiliate, actually, Daesh and what it stands for. Period. No concessions. If it takes a generation, it takes a generation."

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Experts set for two-state solution debate

By Naomi Firsht, March 17, 2016

A host of top commentators will be marking 20 years since the signing of the Oslo Accords by debating the prospects for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.

Columnist Melanie Phillips, Bicom chief executive James Sorene, lecturer David Hirsh, peace activist Ahmed Meligy, and bloggers David Collier and Brian John Thomas will discuss "The two-state solution: dead or alive?"

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Ron Prosor: “UN bias against Israel is very hard to fathom”

By Naomi Firsht, January 22, 2016

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has expressed his frustration against what he regards as the UN’s bias against Israel.

Mr Prosor, who is also a former Israeli ambassador to the UK, said that at the UN security council, “it is unbelievable the proportion [of debates] that one deals with Israel “

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Strategy conference? This was all about the politics

By Orlando Radice, June 24, 2015

It was billed as a strategy conference and boasted an impressive line-up of guest speakers, but the only narrative truly advanced by Bicom’s UK-Israel policy event in London on Monday was that Israeli politics is a mess.

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Jewish student was ejected from We Believe in Israel conference - and then allowed back in

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2015

A Jewish student was removed from a pro-Israel conference in London on Sunday after distributing anti-Israel material to attendees – and then invited back in to sit on a panel for the Union of Jewish Students.

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Tory and Labour frontbenchers join in support for Israel at We Believe conference

By Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu’s win in the Israeli election and the upcoming general election in the UK were at the forefront of people’s minds at the We Believe in Israel conference in London on Sunday.

Around 1,500 people flocked to the event to hear politicians from across the political spectrum and representatives from 58 communal organisations talk about their solidarity with Israel.

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MPs warned over Iran’s nuclear threat

By Marcus Dysch, February 13, 2014

The likelihood of an Israeli pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities is impossible to predict, MPs were told this week.

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Israel will resist any escalation

By Shany Mor, November 15, 2012

Israel made one tactical mistake in its limited war with Hizbollah in 2006 which it repeated in 2009 with Hamas. It let intense rocket fire on Israeli cities dictate a longer than necessary timetable for war.

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‘Apartheid’ pollsters reject Bicom criticism

By Anna Sheinman, November 1, 2012

A row has broken out between Bicom (British Israel Communications and Research Centre) and Hebrew University professor Amiram Goldblum over a poll which said Israeli Jews would “support apartheid”.

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UK policy on Israel: passion needed

By Martin Bright, November 1, 2012

This week’s Bicom dinner, one of the set-piece events of the year for UK supporters of Israel, was a reminder, if anyone needed it, of just how stuck things have become. Ehud Barak gave a rather good speech, but his very presence was a reminder of how far we are from that Camp David handshake with Yasir Arafat in 1999.

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