Matthew Gould

Lord Winston praises Israel-Britain research project

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Scientific collaboration between Israel and Britain was given a boost this week after five research projects looking at regenerative medicine were awarded vital funding.


Matthew Gould is right. We do need to talk about Israel

By Shimon Cohen, August 16, 2012

The British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, recently expressed the view that those who care about Israel's standing in the world "should be concerned by the erosion of popular support" for it in the UK.


Sophisticated diplomat in Tel Aviv

By Martin Bright, August 9, 2012

The spat between Conservative Friends of Israel and our man in Tel Aviv has taken a lot of people by surprise. Matthew Gould has rarely been out of the news since he took up his post as UK ambassador and had previously been under fire from figures on the left who questioned his loyalty as this country's first Jewish envoy to Israel.


Conservative Friends of Israel attack envoy Matthew Gould

By Marcus Dysch, August 9, 2012

Parliament's biggest pro-Israel lobby group has attacked the British ambassador to the country after he claimed that public opinion was turning against Israel due to its policies on settlements and treatment of Palestinians.

Conservative Friends of Israel said Matthew Gould's remarks on anti-Israel sentiment in Britain and boycott campaigns were "unrepresentative of reality".


Settlement policy driving UK mainstream away from Israel, says ambassador

By Orlando Radice, August 3, 2012

Britain’s ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, said that Israel is losing the support of mainstream British society in an interview with Israel's Channel Ten last night.

Mr Gould argued that there has been a shift in opinion in the UK and negative views of Israel have moved from the margins to "the centre ground, the majority.


Gould celebrates London 2012

April 26, 2012

British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, hosted Israel's Olympic and Paralympic delegations at his residence on Monday for a festive reception, in the presence of Sports Minister Limor Livnat.

Among the Israeli athletes who came to celebrate the kick-off to London 2012 were world windsurfing champions, Lee Kurzitz and Nimrod Mashiah, Israel's synchronised swimming team, and paralympic athl


Gould to Israeli Olympians: Munich has not been forgotten

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

The British ambassador to Israel has promised Israeli athletes "a proper British send off" before the London Olympics this summer.

Matthew Gould, speaking to Israel's Olympic hopefuls at the Dead Sea on Wednesday, said he was looking ahead to "the start of the greatest show on Earth".


MP sorry for saying Jewish envoy 'disloyal' to UK

By Jennifer Lipman, December 7, 2011

The Labour MP Paul Flynn has apologised for questioning the loyalty of the British ambassador to Israel because he is Jewish.

Mr Flynn said: "Clumsily expressed remarks of mine have caused anger and upset.


Chilling words

December 5, 2011

There is no more classic antisemitic trope than the idea of the Jew as agent of a foreign power, lacking loyalty to his 'host' country.


MP defends 'disloyal' envoy to Israel claims

By Jennifer Lipman, December 2, 2011

The Labour MP at the centre of a storm over his suggestion that the British ambassador to Israel could be disloyal because he is Jewish has complained that he has been treated unfairly.

Paul Flynn, who represents the Newport West constituency, said that because Matthew Gould has "proclaimed himself to be a Zionist" he is not a suitable person for the role.