Photo : British Foreign Secretary William Hague meets Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

In this handout provided by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, British Foreign Secretary William Hague accompanies Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on a tour of The Churchill War Rooms on January 24, 2011 in London, England. During a meeting with his British counterpart, Lieberman responded to al-Jazeera's 'Palestine Papers', stating that extreme Muslim radicals, not Israel, was the biggest threat to the Palestinian Authority's leadership. Lieberman is on a three-day visit to the UK. Meanwhile, the UK said that William Hague stressed the British government’s commitment to a strong bilateral relationship with Israel. The UK, and the Foreign Secretary personally, sees Israel as a close friend of longstanding. The Foreign Secretary underlined the UK’s opposition to efforts to delegitimise Israel. They welcomed efforts to deepen economic and scientific co-operation between the UK and Israel, and confirmed that the next meeting of the UK/Israel Strategic Dialogue would take place in Jerusalem on 17 March. The Ministers discussed regional issues, including their shared determination to see a resolution to Iran’s nuclear programme to avoid an arms race in the Middle East. The Ministers’ discussions centred on the Middle East Peace Process. (Photo : GETTY IMAGES )


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