Britain’s Employment Minister Priti Patel Forced To Resign Over Undisclosed Meetings In Israel

Peace and Freedom

BY TOVAH LAZAROFF
 NOVEMBER 8, 2017 21:31

After meeting Theresa May, the prime minister’s office released Patel’s resignation letter in which she apologized for causing “a distraction” from the work of government.

British aid minister resigns over undisclosed meetings in Israel

Britain’s Employment Minister Priti Patel. (photo credit:REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE)

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday night following a political storm over secret meetings she held with Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while on vacation in Israel in August.

“I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the government for what happened and offer my resignation,” Patel wrote in a letter she addressed to British Prime Minister Theresa May following a meeting in Downing Street.

“In recent days there have been a number of reports about my actions, and I am sorry that these have served as a distraction from the work of the Department for International Development and the government as a whole,”…

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