Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is meeting with Foreign Secretary William Hague and his shadow counterpart Douglas Alexander during a visit to London this week. While in London, Lieberman will also meet with National Security Administrator Kim Darroch, Education Minister Michael Gove, members of parliament and leaders of the Jewish community, among others.
The visit has led to some controversy within the British Jewish community. The Jewish National Fund (JNF), one of the main Zionist charities in the UK, will be hosting an open event for community members with Lieberman today. However a number of Jewish groups who object to Lieberman’s hawkish political stance have voiced their objections to his invitation.