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Foreign Secretary extends best wishes to Israel on Independence Day

Foreign Secretary offers best wishes and reflects on strong friendship and shared values as Israel celebrates 65th Independence Day

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Speaking today, as Israel celebrates its 65th Independence Day, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

It is a pleasure to extend the best wishes of the United Kingdom to the people of Israel on Independence Day. The UK and Israel share a strong friendship that is anchored in democratic values and many common interests. Our support for Israel and Israel’s security remains unshakeable.

As the people of Israel celebrate their 65th Independence Day, we look forward to continuing our friendship with Israel and building on the existing partnership between our countries in science, technology, security, and education.

And we remain committed to working with Israelis and Palestinians to achieve urgent progress on a two-state solution, and to secure a future for both peoples at peace in the region.

Our policy on working for peace and long-term stability in the Middle East and North Africa

Published 16 April 2013