UK Officials Split over Expelling Israeli in Dubai Row

(Ha'aretz) Uri Blau, Danna Harman and Anshel Pfeffer - British officials were split over whether to expel an Israeli diplomat from London this week, with UK security officials viewing the move as overly harsh, Ha'aretz has learned. But the Foreign Office supported it, a high-ranking official in the British Prime Minister's Office has confirmed. A senior Israel Defense Forces official involved in intelligence sharing with Britain noted, "We gave the British everything they asked for on issues of Middle East terrorism that they deemed important....This was despite the fact that they didn't fulfill their commitment to change laws allowing the arrest of IDF officers in Britain on suspicion of war crimes."

2010-03-26 09:31:19

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