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London Olympics: Israel marks year countdown

By Jennifer Lipman, July 28, 2011

British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould spoke at the at the Knesset on Wednesday to mark one year until the games begin.

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Olympics countdown: UK envoy tells Knesset door is open

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2011

With one year to go before the London 2012 Olympics, British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould has extended an open invitation to Britain to Israeli athletes, students, sports fans and business people, calling the UK "a natural partner for Israel".

During a speech at the Knesset on Wednesday, Mr Gould said that Israelis would be welcome in the UK, both for the Olympic Games and after.

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UK envoy backs Israel diversity project

By Nathan Jeffay, July 14, 2011

A new project to ease tensions in Israeli society received a boost on Monday, when Britain's ambassador to Israel threw a reception at his Ramat Gan residence to celebrate its launch.

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Interview: Matthew Gould

By Jenni Frazer, June 2, 2011

Britain's ambassador to Israel strolls, unnoticed and unaccompanied, through Whitehall, a backpack slung casually over his shoulder.

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British ambassador learns 'reality' of Sderot life

By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has praised the spirit of Israelis who live under the constant threat of terror attack, while on a visit to the southern town of Sderot.

Matthew Gould spent Wednesday with Sderot's mayor David Buskila. The town is located just 840 metres from the Gaza border and continues to face rocket attacks by Hamas.

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Appeal for UK Jews to help 'lonely' Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has called on Britain’s Jewish community to dig deep to help combat loneliness amongst Holocaust survivors.

In a joint appeal with outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor, Matthew Gould said that while the Israeli government played its part in supporting the estimated 210,000 survivors living there, there were still gaps in the provision.

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Ambassador Gould's Royal Wedding party plans

By Jennifer Lipman, April 28, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel will be celebrating the Royal Wedding with more than 750 guests in Tel Aviv tomorrow.

Matthew Gould will be joined by Israel's top actors, footballers and business leaders, as well as politicians including Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

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Mazel Tov: UK ambassador Matthew Gould's daughter born in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 1, 2011

Britain's first Jewish ambassador to Israel is now the proud father of a baby girl born in Tel Aviv.

Rachel Elizabeth Gould was born earlier today. Her father Matthew and his wife Celia arrived in Israel in September, replacing Sir Tom Phillips in the post.

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Purim with the British ambassador to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2011

Ambassador Matthew Gould marked his first Purim in the job by hosting a party marking less than 500 days until the start of the 2012 London Olympics.

Mr Gould came dressed as Israeli footballer Yossi Benayoun in honour of the theme, while his pregant wife Celia opted for an Olympic gold medal costume.

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Honourary MBE for Israel Youth Awards director

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

A woman who runs the Israeli equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh awards for Israeli youth of all religions has been given an honorary MBE.

British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould announced Aviva Ben Raphael’s award at an annual ceremony marking the achievements of 200 young Israelis on the Israel Youth Awards scheme.

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