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Asked for a run down of contacts the Prime Minister had had with Israeli and Arab leaders over the past week the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Prime Minister had had numerous contacts with people in the region and elsewhere. He continued to speak to Prime Minister Olmert as people would expect. They spoke at the weekend and remained in close contact.

Asked about any contact the Prime Minister had had with Tony Blair in his envoy role, the PMS replied that obviously the Prime Minister spoke to Tony Blair regularly, and he had been talking to him about the situation in the Middle East.

Asked if the Prime Minister believed, as Tony Blair had said, that there could be no ceasefire until the tunnels had been destroyed, the PMS replied that our position was, as the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary had made clear, that we wanted to see a ceasefire implemented now. Our focus remained on four practical measures that could help, and one of those issues was in relation to tunnels and arms trafficking. We also wanted to an end to rocket fire into Israel as part of any ceasefire, we wanted to see borders open to trade, and we wanted to see greater provision of humanitarian supplies to those who needed it urgently. But we did want to see a ceasefire as soon as possible, and we had been making that clear.

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  1. Gaza is a Concentration camp.


    Comment by Adrian Peirson — 13 Jan 2009 on 1:16 am | Link
  2. The Voice of Reason on Israel and Gaza


    Comment by Adrian Peirson — 13 Jan 2009 on 1:34 am | Link
  3. It’s been obvious for many years that because it knows it can rely on its special relations with the US that the Jews of Israel don’t give a damn about what anyone else says.The only language they understand is violence-nothing else.Therefor they should be given a taste of their own medicine.Extreme violence visited upon Israel would serve the evil bastards right.

    Comment by b campbell — 14 Jan 2009 on 10:53 pm | Link

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