British Jewish group Yachad says the UK has lost a ‘thoughtful and highly respected minister’

The Jewish News. March 26, 2019

Alistair Burt MP resigned as Middle East minister on Monday to vote against the Government on a Brexit-related motion.

At an event for Jewish group Yachad last year, he told the audience that the British Government viewed as “unacceptable” Israel’s demolition of homes in Palestinian villages in the West Bank, but was equally unequivocal in condemning terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.

“The UK has lost a thoughtful and highly respected minister,” said Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld on Tuesday. “Minister Burt was a brilliant champion of peace and security for both Israelis and Palestinians and will be missed by all those who work to promote a political resolution to the conflict.”

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