William Hague

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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Hague says EU trade sanctions against Israel not an option

By Anna Sheinman, December 4, 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that European trade sanctions against Israel are not an option, Reuters has reported.

"I don't think there is enthusiasm around the European Union ... about economic sanctions in Europe on Israel. I don't believe there would be anywhere near a consensus nor is that our approach,” Mr Hague said.

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UK threatens to revisit EU trade agreements with Israel

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

Government sources have told Sky News that Britain has threatened to "revisit" EU trade agreements with Israel in the wake of Israel’s warning that it may build 3,000 new settlement homes east of Jerusalem.

Israel’s warning comes following the UN vote last week to upgrade the Palestinian Authority from ‘entity’ to ‘non-member observer’ status.

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Hague: peace process would be more likely with assurances from PA

By Anna Sheinman, November 30, 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that the likelihood of a return to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would have been greater if the Palestinian Authority had given the reassurances Britain asked for ahead of Thursday UN General assembly vote.

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Britain announces it will abstain on Palestinian UN bid

By Anna Sheinman, November 28, 2012

William Hague has announced that Britain will abstain in tomorrow’s UN vote on an upgrade for the Palestinian Authority to non-member observer status - unless the Palestinians meet three key conditions.

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Hague condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” in comments after the attack on a bus in Tel Aviv this morning.

Mr Hague said: “The UK is deeply concerned at emerging reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv, which has seriously injured a number of people.

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Calls for ceasefire as Israel-Gaza fighting enters sixth day

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

An Israeli delegation is in Cairo this morning to discuss efforts to forge a ceasefire after six days of fighting between Israel and Gaza and amid international calls for the conflict to stop.

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Hague: Hamas has created 'intolerable situation' for Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

The British Foreign Secretary has said that terrorist group Hamas bears "principal responsibility" for the military operation Israel is now conducting in Gaza.

William Hague said he "utterly condemned" the rocket attacks by Hamas militants on southern Israel, with nearly 200 fired at civilian areas in less than 24 hours.

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End this dangerous distinction

By Raheem Kassam, September 24, 2012

In March 2012, at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, Benjamin Netanyahu asked, of Iran's nuclear programme: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it?"

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Condolences offered after deaths of four in Benghazi

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2012

Politicians from around the world have offered condolences to the family and friends of the victims of an attack on US embassy staff in Libya.

The US envoy to the North African country, Christopher Stevens, was killed along three others during a pro-Islamist riot broke in Benghazi on Tuesday night.

President Obama said in a statement that he strongly condemned "the outrageous attack".

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