Israel’s Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked met with the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel on Thursday in London, England.
The meeting began with Patel expressing condolences amid Israel’s recent string of violent terrorist attacks while offering further intelligence cooperation with Israel on the issue of terrorism.
The conversation then shifted to the topic of immigration, which has become an issue of elevated importance as Ukrainian refugees continue to flee their country as war rages on.
Delighted to welcome Israel's Interior Minister @Ayelet__Shaked to the @UKHomeOffice this afternoon.There are so many issues on which the UK and Israel can cooperate, not least in the global fight against terrorism, on which we stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel. pic.twitter.com/iHWQZbTQc2— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) March 31, 2022
The two then discussed the pertinent issue of antisemitism in the UK, as well as incitement on social media. Shaked shared the work that she had done leading social networks against the war on terror and antisemitism with Patel and said both sides should collaborate on adapting Israel’s work to help the UK fight terrorism stemming from social media.
“Priti Patel is a great friend of the State of Israel and we have a lot of opportunities and issues for cooperation,” said Shaked. “The fight against terrorism, incitement on social networks, balanced immigration policies and the war on antisemitism are common issues to which we are both committed."
Minister Shaked thanked Patel for adding Hamas to the UK’s terrorist entity list and subsequently asked her to outlaw Iran’s Revolutionary Guards army as well. The meeting concluded with Shaked inviting Patel to visit Israel.