British Foreign Secretary William Hague also called on both parties for a cease fire, but reiterated that Israel has the right to exercise self-defense.
The UN Security Council on Saturday called for a cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on June 26, 2014 – Photo: Ali al-Saadi -AFP/File
“The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012 ceasefire,” the Security Council said in a statement.
Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Saturday also called for a cease-fire but added that “Israel has the right to defend itself” against rockets from Gaza. Continue Reading »
UK’s Foreign Secretary in interview with Sky News says window for 2-state solution closing fast, adding failure to progress may jeopardize Israel’s Jewish, democratic character.
As the minister charged with negotiations with the Palestinians, Livni said that the next few weeks will be critical for negotiations. “I hope the Palestinians realize that the goal is to restart talks and be focused,” she added. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who is currently visiting Israel, said in an interview with Sky News that Israel has lost some support in Britain and in other European countries due to its settlement construction policy. Continue Reading »
Report: EU foreign ministers support efforts to label products from Judea, Samaria & ‘East-Jerusalem’.
By Elad Benari, Canada
EU foreign ministers, among them Britain’s William Hague and Laurent Fabius of France, have said they will back EU efforts to label products from Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, according to a letter obtained by AFP on Friday.
“We warmly welcome your commitment to work with fellow commissioners to prepare EU-wide guidelines on the labelling of settlement produce,” said the letter by 13 ministers, addressed to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and dated April 12.
“This is an important step to ensure correct and coherent application of EU consumer protection and labelling legislation, which is in fulfillment of our previous commitments and is fully consistent with long-standing EU policy in relation to Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” the letter said, according to AFP. Continue Reading »
British foreign secretary says real issue is a 2 year Syrian civil war, but does criticize int’l community and U.N. for its failure to address the crisis.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague commented on reports of an Israeli airstrike in Syria and stressed he will not condemn Jerusalem over the matter, the BBC reported Thursday.
“I’m not going to give any condemnation of Israel or rush into any criticism,” he said in an interview. “There may be many things about it that we don’t know, or the Arab League or Russia don’t know.”
The British secretary said that the real issue is Syria’s civil war which has been raging in the country for the past two years killing a reported 60,000 people. Continue Reading »