Boris Johnson’s Palestinian trip cut short after pro-Israel remarks ~ Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem, THE GUARDIAN, Wednesday 11 November 2015.
London mayor had been expected to meet a youth group and businesswomen but Palestinian prime minister warned of a security risk.
A visit by Boris Johnson to the occupied Palestinian territories has been severely curtailed by his hosts in protest at a series of stronglypro-Israel remarks made by the Conservative mayor of London during his visit.
Johnson had been expected to meet with a Palestinian youth group, which cancelled its invitation after what it described as his “inaccurate, misinformed and disrespectful remarks” regarding the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
A meeting with businesswomen was also cancelled, and Johnson will also not attend an affordable housing event, although his delegation will be represented. His meeting with the Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, will go ahead.
Johnson told reporters accompanying…
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