London distanced itself from a remark made by the British ambassador to Israel that appeared to justify terrorism in some circumstances. “Terrorism defined as attacks on innocent civilians is always absolutely wrong,” a British Foreign Office spokesman told JTA on Wednesday. Ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles told participants at a conference Monday in Berlin that terrorism in the framework of a national struggle is not necessarily wrong.
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