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Israelis right to preserve their spiritual home

Relations between Britain and Israel are strained once again.

The scenario over suspected links to the forging of British passports during the killing of a Hamas terrorist, allegedly by Mossad, is the latest spat in the deteriorating relationship between Britain and Israel. Relations with the US are equally as bad.

Mr Netanyahu pointed out the other day in Washington that Jerusalem is not a 'settlement'; it is the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish people.

How could Jerusalem then become the 'City of Peace'? 'Peace' in Hebrew is 'Shalom' which means 'wholeness'. True Biblical 'peace' is keeping Jerusalem 'whole' and that includes 'settlements' that Obama wants to obliterate.

COLIN NEVIN

Bangor, Co Down

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