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Photostream : Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman meets Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (L) is welcomed by his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado before a meeting in Lisbon January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (L) talks with his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado during a meeting in Lisbon January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in World News

 

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Photo : British Foreign Secretary William Hague meets Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

In this handout provided by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, British Foreign Secretary William Hague accompanies Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on a tour of The Churchill War Rooms on January 24, 2011 in London, England. During a meeting with his British counterpart, Lieberman responded to al-Jazeera's 'Palestine Papers', stating that extreme Muslim radicals, not Israel, was the biggest threat to the Palestinian Authority's leadership. Lieberman is on a three-day visit to the UK. Meanwhile, the UK said that William Hague stressed the British government’s commitment to a strong bilateral relationship with Israel. The UK, and the Foreign Secretary personally, sees Israel as a close friend of longstanding. The Foreign Secretary underlined the UK’s opposition to efforts to delegitimise Israel. They welcomed efforts to deepen economic and scientific co-operation between the UK and Israel, and confirmed that the next meeting of the UK/Israel Strategic Dialogue would take place in Jerusalem on 17 March. The Ministers discussed regional issues, including their shared determination to see a resolution to Iran’s nuclear programme to avoid an arms race in the Middle East. The Ministers’ discussions centred on the Middle East Peace Process. (Photo : GETTY IMAGES )

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in World News

 

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Photo : Prime Minister Salam Fayyad while heading the Palestinian Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad while heading the Palestinian Cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 25, 2011 ( Photo by: Mustafa Abu Dayeh / PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE )

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in World News

 

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Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Jan 24 (KATAKAMI.COM / NUMBER 10 GOV.UK) — The Prime Minister has welcomed Dutch PM Mark Rutte to Downing Street for bilateral talks.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues including the European budget and Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister noted that Holland was the second largest inward investor into the UK and that both nations were in favour of expanding free trade agreements through the Doha round of negotiations.

Prime Minister Rutte spoke of the relationship between the UK and the Netherlands as being traditionally “very strong and very solid”.  (*)

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in World News

 

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Photostream : Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron meets Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte outside 10 Downing Street in London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte after their meeting at 10 Downing Street, London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (L) is pictured during a meeting with British prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St, in London on January 24, 2011. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) shakes hands with Holland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte at 10 Downing Street, in London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carl de Souza/Pool

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in World News

 

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Photostream : Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal meets Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi

Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (L) welcomes Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal before a meeting at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Hamas/Handout

Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (R) meets Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Hamas/Handout

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in World News

 

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PM Netanyahu's remarks on the Turkel Commission Report at Sunday evening's International Holocaust Day ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement about Turkel commission, an inquiry set up by the Israeli Government to investigate the Gaza flotilla raid , as Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren listen during International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, in his office in Jerusalem, Sunday Jan. 23, 2011. An Israeli panel on Sunday cleared the military and government of any wrongdoing during last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound international flotilla, but the finding appeared unlikely to repair damage to Israel's standing.Nine pro-Palestinian activists, eight Turkish citizens and a Turkish American, were killed as Israeli commandos boarded one of the ships in the flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, last May 31. The report said the armed defense of Israel's maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled coastal strip was justified under international law. (AP Photo//Debbie Hill, Pool)

Jan 23 (KATAKAMI.COM / PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE) —

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF PM NETANYAHU’S REMARKS :

On this stage, you see the transformation of the Jewish people.

The Holocaust survivors here survived an inferno that transpired on our people because we lacked the power of self-defense, and with the restoration of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, we restored the capacity for self-defense.

Now, there are those who would deprive us of that right and of that power.

Of course, they don’t say that outright. They say: yes, Israel has a right to defend itself – but only in theory.
Because when we come in practice to exercise that right, they accuse us of war crimes.

This is what they did when we set up to put up a security fence against suicide terrorists. They actually wanted to take us to an international law court for committing the international crime, so they said, a war crime of putting up a fence against terrorist bombers.
And this is what happened the second time with the Goldstone Report – when we responded, in the most pinpointed way that any army has responded, to the firing of thousands of rockets on our citizens.

And this is also what happened last May – when Israel enforced a naval blockade to prevent weapons and war material from infiltrating into the terror organizations in Gaza.

Watch the video : PM Netanyahu’s remarks on the findings of the Turkel Commission Report

Now, there were those who claimed that Israel and its soldiers acted improperly and against international law.
We established a commission, an independent, transparent commission, an impartial commission of inquiry, to look into these allegations.

The Head of this Commission is a former Supreme Court Justice, Justice Turkel. Among its members were security, legal and military experts, and it also included several prominent international experts and international observers, including the Nobel Prize Laureate, Lord David Trimble, and the former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Army, Brigadier General Ken Watkin.

This is a highly impartial, highly expert, highly reputable Commission, and it published a report.

The report published today clearly shows that the blockade of Gaza is legal; it shows that the enforcement of the blockade last May was legal and it shows that the Israeli soldiers who boarded the Marmara acted legally and in self-defense.

I hope that all those who rushed to judgment against Israel and against its soldiers will read these reports and learn the truth about what happened.  The truth is that our soldiers were defending our country and defending their very lives.

This is not only their right; it is their duty.

The State of Israel stands behind them and thanks them for their courage.

Thank you.  (*)

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in World News

 

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