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UK-Israeli Relations

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on UK-Israeli relations on the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel. (204805)

I wish to add my congratulations to the state of Israel on its 60th anniversary, and its remarkable achievements in politics, business, arts and science. We enjoy a close bilateral relationship. We seek to use our position as a friend of both Israel and the Palestinians to help make progress towards a two state solution, allowing both peoples to live in peace.