“The UK welcomes the ceasefire in Israel and Gaza,” Raab said. “It is crucial that all sides now focus on ensuring it can last.”
“We were disappointed to see our friends, the E3 countries, not voting to extend the arms embargo on Iran and thus prevent its adoption,” Ashkenazi said.
“It is now time for both sides to come together and engage in the dialogue to deliver the negotiated two-state solution."
'We are at a delicate and dangerous stage and we need to make sure that the next steps are sure-footed'
Raab, 46, does not identify himself as Jewish.
“I write to express my support and solidarity following the appalling behavior of the Iranian authorities towards your ambassador in Tehran,” Katz wrote to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
“That little boy grew up knowing that his grandmother, his grandfather... had been systematically murdered for no other reason than that they were Jews," Raab said of his father's family.