Theresa May urges closer UK ties with Israel post-Brexit

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By Marcus Dysch.. In her first speech to Conservative Friends of Israel as Prime Minister, Mrs May says the Balfour declaration had been “one of the most important letters in history” and pledges the government would celebrate next year’s centenary anniversary “with pride”. Theresa May has outlined her view of Britain’s relationship with Israel following the Brexit vote. She praised the economic ties between the countries, urging greater cooperation on healthcare, cyber security and counter-terrorism efforts. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at the CFI lunch (Photo: John Rifkin)]. In her first speech to Conservative Friends of Israel as Prime Minister, Mrs May also confirmed the government would support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism.

Mrs May told the audience of more than 800 – CFI’s biggest ever lunch – that the Balfour declaration had been “one of the most important letters in history”. She pledged the government would celebrate next year’s centenary anniversary “with pride”.

“Our two countries have a great deal in common,” the Prime Minister said. But she said there was “more to do” and attacked Israeli settlements in the West Bank as “illegal. They are not conducive to peace. It must stop”. Read the full story here.

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