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Some 1,000 participants from a dozen European countries gathered in Geneva Monday to express their support for the State of Israel as the UN Human Rights Council held another debate on Israel and on the Commission of Inquiry report into the Gaza conflict.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende in a meting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday.
''International pressure on Israel over the Palestinian issue will resume once Iran and the six world powers sign their expected nuclear deal at the end of June.''
British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould.
“All the noise around BDS has no impact on UK policy. Britain is a friend of Israel. We are committed to promoting the UK’s trade and business ties with Israel. We oppose attempts to delegitimize Israel. We oppose boycotts of Israel, and we reject calls for BDS loudly and unequivocally.''
One of the key findings from Israel's report on the 2014 Gaza conflict
Since 2000, at least 1,265 Israelis have been killed by terrorists attacks. In terms of the US population, this would be the equivalent of 49,365 people killed.
IDF Spokesperson Peter Lerner
“One day after the UN report, Gaza remains a breeding ground for terror. Tonight, Israeli civilians were forced to once again find shelter, fleeing the incessant, in-discriminating and intolerable attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip.”
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond on the nucldear talks in Vienna between the P5+1 and Iran
“There is going to have to be some give or take if we are to get this done in the next few days … There are a number of different areas where we still have major differences of interpretation.”

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