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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:04 PM

Britains Pro-Israel Finance Minister Forced Out In Cabinet Reshuffle


UK Treasury chief Sajid Javid, a staunch supporter of Israel, resigned Thursday, in a shock development that came as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his Conservative government.

Johnson spent Thursday firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Javid’s exit was a surprise as he had been widely expected to keep his job. His resignation follows reports he had clashed with Johnson’s powerful adviser Dominic Cummings.

Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December’s election. That victory allowed him to take Britain out of the European Union last month, delivering on his key election promise.

Javid had been due to deliver his annual budget next month. His resignation shakes the government as it faces the challenges of negotiating a new relationship with the 27-nation EU by the end of this year.

A Muslim child of Pakistani immigrants who is considered one of Israel’s strongest supporters in the British government, he made a rare visit last year by a foreign dignitary to Jerusalem’s Western Wall and Temple Mount during a three-day visit to Israel and the West Bank. He also met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He has been a member of Conservative Friends of Israel since 2012, and has long campaigned against the boycott Israel movement.

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/britains-pro-israel-finance-minister-forced-out-in-cabinet-reshuffle/

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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:45 PM

1. Well ole Boris might not be so bad after all. Good move.

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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:44 PM

2. Surprised me, indeed.

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