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UK blocks Israel arms deals for fear of rights violations: JPost 8.14.07 August 13, 2007

Posted by geoconger in Arms Control/Defense/Peace Issues, British Foreign Policy, Diplomatic & Foreign Affairs, Israel, Jerusalem Post.

The British government has blocked almost one third of British military exports to Israel this year, citing possible threats to regional stability and fears the equipment might facilitate human rights violations.

According to official figures, the value of UK military sales arms to Israel declined by one third last year, and has fallen by a drastic 75 percent since 2005.

“There is evidence that the British government’s export control policy to Israel may have been tightened up,” said Parliament’s new 2007 Strategic Export Controls report, issued by the Quadrapartite Commission, which comprises representatives from four ministries.

The change in policy, said the report, reflects a convergence of government attitudes with its own official guidelines.

The report comes amid a period of uncertainty in Anglo-Israeli relations.

Read it all in The Jerusalem Post


1. Gustavo De Hostos - April 8, 2008

I would like to know where i could find reliable evidence that proves that Israel had arm deals and which reliable newspaper supports this post. And if by any chance you know which where the arm deals and which countries are involved. thank you

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