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Giles Merritt, founder and secretary general of the Brussels-based Friends of Europe.
"Upgrading security with improved technology is clearly needed at airports across Europe. But the real lesson to draw from Israel's safety record is that its major investment has been in training security personnel who quickly pick out suspected terrorists. That's where we must invest the most."
French philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Levy.
''Europe has not taken advantage of the laboratory that Israel both constitutes and provides for how a country can be in a state of emergency where terrorism is concerned and at the same time uphold democratic values.Israel’s state of emergency began 67 years ago.''
British Prime Minister David Cameron
"As Jewish communities unite to celebrate the festival of Passover, our thoughts will turn to the increasing number of abhorrent anti-Semitic attacks over the past year,
92-year-old former Israeli President Shimon Peres in greetings to Britain's Queen Elisabth upon her 90th birthday
“From my own experience I can tell you that in my judgment- life begins at the age of 90, and they go up better and better.''
Oded Eran, Senior Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv and a former Israeli ambassador to the EU
“Turkey is an important neighbour in a very volatile region. Israel and Turkey are trying to limit the number of conflicts in which they are involved. Both countries, certainly Israel, would like to improve the relations and reduce the tensions.”
James Sorene, Britain Israel Communication (BICOM) CEO
''Criticism of the Israeli government is of course entirely legitimate, as it is against any government. But when that criticism is expressed in violent language, directed at its people in racist terms or uses references to Hitler and Nazism, it is anti-Semitic and deeply offensive. If the only country in the world that you want to disappear is the Jewish one then you are in very bad company, on the wrong side of history.''
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
"Israel believes that the best solution to the conflict is direct, bilateral negotiations. Israel is ready to begin these negotiations immediately, with no preconditions or any other initiatives which will keep the Palestinians from coming to the negotiating table."

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