Ministry of Defence said:
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 Israels 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