'Israel’s anti-BDS minister Gilad Erdan and UK aid minister Priti Patel meeting at Parliament in September. Violating rules, Patel did not disclose the meeting to civil servants. This photo was published soon after by Conservative Friends of Israel and tweeted by Erdan.
The UK government was in chaos on Wednesday as the prime minister was accused of covering up her knowledge of secret meetings one of her ministers held with Israelis in August.
International development minister Priti Patel was forced to quit on Wednesday evening saying her actions “fell below the standards of transparency and openness” expected of ministers.
The meetings were arranged by a prominent Israel lobbyist. Patel had already apologized on Monday, admitting she had held 12 such meetings.
She met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other politicians and business people in Israel without informing officials in her own department, the UK Foreign Office or the office of Prime Minister Theresa May.'
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