Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London

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Why is there a fuss around Priti Patel’s visit to the Golan Heights, and why does it matter?

Calls for the cabinet minister, Priti Patel, to step down, are ‘drumming up’ today following reports by Israeli media revealing 12 unauthorised meetings of the MP with Israeli politicians last August. Throughout her trip to Israel, one she'd described as a self-paid “family holiday”, the MP met with a number of Israeli politicians, including the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Furthermore, Ms Patel has reportedly visited an Israeli military hospital located in the Golan Heights, and thus breached the British Diplomacy Protocol that refuses to recognise Israel’s authority over the area, which has been occupied in the Six-Day War in 1967. Allegedly, while Ms Patel visited the military field hospital in the Golan Heights, she declared plans to give UK aid money to the Israeli hospital, w