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UK express concern over Israeli ‘abuses’

By Sandy Rashty, January 31, 2013

Britain’s Foreign Office has named Israel a “country of concern” in a new quarterly report listing 28 countries. A FCO spokesperson said: “We are concerned about the widespread use of administrative detention by Israeli authorities, child prisoners, handling of protests and demolitions.”

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William Hague says Middle East in 2013 a ‘perfect storm’

By Anna Sheinman, January 18, 2013

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that 2013 could see a ‘perfect storm’ in the Middle East and that President Barack Obama must lead the way on Israel.

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William Hague says Middle East in 2013 a ‘perfect storm’

By Anna Sheinman, January 18, 2013

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that 2013 could see a ‘perfect storm’ in the Middle East and that President Barack Obama must lead the way on Israel.

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The children doomed by British inaction

By Fred Barschak, January 11, 2013

"The greatest tragedies are those that were wholly avoidable." In an era replete with events that fall within those parameters, none fits the above definition more than the fate of the children of Pithiviers and Beaune-La-Rolande in the summer of 1942.

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Why Israel has become a backbench obsession

By Martin Bright, January 3, 2013

What are we supposed to make of last week’s JC story by my colleague Jennifer Lipman, which showed that MPs had signed up to 21 early day motions about Israel, compared to just eight on Iran, three on Egypt, two on Syria and just one on Libya?

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Alistair Burt’s warning for Israel

By Orlando Radice, January 3, 2013

In an exclusive article for the JC, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has warned of the damage being done to Israel’s international reputation as a result of its recently announced plans to build around 5,500 new homes beyond the Green Line.

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Alistair Burt: 'This year should be a year of peace'

By Alistair Burt, January 3, 2013

I hope that the UK and Israel can continue to expand our co-operation in 2013.

Israel and the UK have been building new ties in fields such as life sciences, medicine and hi-tech. Only last month the UK appointed our first tech envoy in the world — to Israel. Our co-operation creates jobs, expands understanding and improves lives. We will redouble these efforts.

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Britain's anger with Israel over 1982 Lebanon War

By Jenni Frazer, December 28, 2012

Despite expressions of concern about the "brutal attack " on Israel's ambassador to the UK, Shlomo Argov, Margaret Thatcher's government in 1982 had very little time for Israel and its invasion of southern Lebanon.

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Pendle twins with West Bank town of Beit Lid

By Marcus Dysch, December 27, 2012

It is best known for its association with the infamous witch trials of the 17th century, but the Lancashire area of Pendle has now set its sights on a new scapegoat – Israel.

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MPs focus on attacking Israel in Parliament

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

More than £6,000 of taxpayers’ money has been used by MPs to submit a “disproportionate number” of early day motions about Israel since the start of the parliamentary session.

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