Sir Alan Duncan, one time deputy Foreign Secretary and the MP an Israel Embassy official was videoed as on his list of politicians to “take down”, has revealed that the Conservative Friends of Israel stopped him being made Minister for the Middle East because of his Palestinian sympathies.
Sir Alan had spoken out in favour of Palestinian rights and denounced Israeli policy on its illegal settlements. He has argued that Israel’s policies in the Middle East are indefensible and has likened Israel to apartheid South Africa.
In his book In the thick of it, he claims that when Theresa May considered him for the Middle East job the CFI “are going ballistic” He accused top CFI members Lord Pickles and Lord Polak of “disgusting” interference in lobbying against his promotion.
In another entry he says he was “ashamed” of the government for allowing visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to “peddle pro-settlement propaganda”.
He described the Israeli wall around its illegal settlements as a “land grab” and accused them of stealing water from Palestinian communities.
See Sir Alan’s on Boris, the Wicked Witch of Witham and many more of his barbs and bitching: POLITICAL ‘PAL’ TURNS ON HIS IDIOT BOSS BORIS on the Word website.
In the thick of it: The explosive private political diaries of a former Tory minister. Published on April 15. Hardback £18.74. Wait for the paperback version to appear in charity shops.
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