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"As founder, and chairman of the Stirling University Jewish Students Society [J-Soc], I feel it pertinent to offer a blog on this subject. And to be entirely frank, the Gove piece captures -for me- the real essence of why the 27th January matter..."
"As a journalist you know you are not going to get anywhere when an ambassador, shepherded by dark-suited aides, refuses to say anything — except that he won’t speak to you.What seemed to worry Syrian Ambassador to Britain Dr Sami Khiyami was not that I might misquote him, but that I might have Israeli blood [read Jewish] coursing through my veins...
Anglo-Israeli sciences cooperation- Jewish Chronicle
"The first beneficiaries of a scheme to promote academic ties between Britain and Israel, backed by the governments of the two countries, have been announced by the British Council. Fifteen partnerships involving British and Israeli universities will share grants worth £365,000 in all, ranging from research into the causes of diseases such as Parkinson’s to the evolutionary history of the universe...
Hamas refuse to recognise Israel -The Associated Press
"Despite former President Carters appeal to the Hamas leaderaship during his visit to Gaza, there is total rejection of any suggestion that Hamas would undertake to recognise Israels' right to exist as a precursor to negotiations.
Netanyahu 'will be partner of peace' -BBC News
"Israel's next prime minister, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, has said his incoming government will be a "partner for peace" with the Palestinians. He said he would negotiate with the Palestinian Authority, a change of tack after being critical of previous talks. Correspondents say the right-winger is trying to temper his image as an opponent of the peace process. Palestinian officials said Mr Netanyahu must back the idea of a Palestinian state to be considered a partner. The incoming prime minister, who previously led Israel from 1996 to 1999, is also coming under international pressure to publicly support a two-state solution...
Netanyahu reaches out to Palestinians - CNN
"Speaking to an economic forum, Netanyahu said, "Palestinians should understand that they have in our government a partner for peace, for security and for rapid economic development of (the) Palestinian economy; I believe that this could be done." This comes a day after the central committee of the left of center Labor Party voted to join a coalition government headed by Netanyahu, the leader of the right of center Likud party. Under the agreement, Labor leader Ehud Barak would remain Israeli defense minister, and Netanyahu would achieve his goal of broadening a coalition made up mainly of right-wing parties. Despite these words, his past statements have sparked persistent skepticism about the political will Netanyahu would have to make the moves necessary for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement...
We still live in the shadow of the Holocaust"