Israeli Ambassador Mr Zvi Shtauber London
would like to thank you most sincerely for sending me a
copy of The Scribe. The issues raised in the Journal
of Babylonian Jewry present an important insight into Diaspora
and indeed Israeli life.
I note that this year sees the 30th anniversary of your
publication. May I take this opportunity to congratulate
you and wish you every continued success in the future of
thanks for your most kind letter and for your good wishes
on the occasion of The Scribes 30th anniversary,
which I was not mindful of!
me to welcome and congratulate you in your position as Israels
Ambassador, not only to the Court of St James but also to
the Jewish communities of the United Kingdom. I hope to
have the opportunity to liaise in matters of mutual interest.
I recall I was sitting next to you at the meeting with Prime
Minister Ehud Barak early last year, when I noted your sympathy
for the rights of Jews from Arab lands.
feel sorry that Israel now finds herself dealing with the
growing Palestinian problem all alone, having released,
in practice, all Arab countries from any responsibility
in this regard.
Palestinian peace settlement, especially as regards refugees
and compensation, can only be achieved in a Regional context
to involve all countries that went to war against Israel.
Egypt and Jordan who are enjoying bilateral peace treaties
should also be involved in a Regional peace settlement.
was a great evening yesterday, for Israel and for the Bonds.
has inadvertently walked straight into my trap by declaring
that there will be no separate peace deal with Israel, but
only one jointly with the Palestinian negotiations. This
is a welcome development that should be acknowledged and
endorsed by Israel. It makes the peace negotiations a regional
matter which can impose on Syria the principle of land for
peace, i.e. Syria has to cede the Golan Heights if she wants
to make peace with Israel.
history has taught us that there can be no real peace for
Israel unless Iraq is tamed. 2,500 years ago Nebuchadnezzar
was subdued by King Cyrus. Luckily the United States is
willing and eager to tame Saddam, the latter-day self-proclaimer
Nebuchadnezzar, and this process should really take place
within the Middle East peace settlement. There are a number
of other problems like the Kurds that could be solved under
the same umbrella.
announcement to join the government of national unity is
a good starting point.
The Ambassador of Israel
a quick note to thank you for your fax and interesting article
"Where did we go wrong" of 10 July, we hope to
be able to use this in our information work.
Once again, I would like to thank you for your continued
help and solidarity with Israel at this most troubling time.
Minister Councillor for Public Affairs
Embassy of Israel
pained me to hear this morning the BBC Radio 4 interrogator
questioning the Israeli spokesman about Israels army
incursion into PA territories and "assassinating"
suspected terrorists, instead of arresting them and bringing
them to justice. His reply that Israel has no power to enter
and arrest people inside Palestinian areas does not sound
I was an officer in the army (i.e. the Iraqi army) we were
taught the doctrine of "Hot Pursuit" which allows
a State to enter a neighbouring State in pursuit of an enemy
and dealing with that enemy in a warlike manner. It seems
to me this is what Israel has been doing legitimately. This
is what Turkey is continuously doing in Northern Iraq.
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