Priti Patel and the Balfour declaration shows that we must re-orientate our foreign policy away from Israel
Among the diplomatic minefields facing the UK as it leaves the European Union, relations with Israel might not seem anywhere near the top of the list. If ever this was true, however, it changed over the past week. The coincidence, no more, of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and revelations about the very busy summer holiday enjoyed by the – now former – International Development Secretary forced the exposure of some very uncomfortable truths. By Mary Dejevsky.