2 Nov 2017

May and Netanyahu meet 100 years after Balfour

Chief Correspondent

It was meant to be a meeting to show unity between Israel and the UK a hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, which signalled British support for the creation of a Jewish homeland.

But cracks were quickly apparent. Theresa May pointed to illegal Israeli settlements as a barrier to peace, while her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu chose to focus on what he called the threat of Iran.