Salmond in Israel talks

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Israel’s ambassador to the UK has held talks with the First Minister in the Capital about “elements of extreme hostility to Israel in parts of Scottish society”.

Daniel Taub met Alex Salmond to explore the possibility of co-operation between Israel and Scotland, particularly in the fields of business, technology, health and renewable energy.

Israel honorary consul to Scotland Stanley Lovatt said it was a “very convivial meeting” and confirmed that Mr Taub raised concerns about hostility to Israel in Scotland.

A follow-up meeting has been arranged between the Israeli embassy and Scottish Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing.