After meeting Theresa May, the prime minister's office released Patel's resignation letter in which she apologized for causing "a distraction" from the work of government.
The UK's MI5 watch list of terror suspects has doubled in size since last year, reaching 43,000 suspects.
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Former UK cabinet minister Priti Patel is the latest victim of Netanyahu’s casual approach to governance.
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No one could miss the extent of the coverage on television and in the newspapers in Britain given to the resignation of Priti Patel.
One has to ask if Patel had secretly met with officials in the Netherlands, would anyone care?
British Aid Minister Priti Patel met Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu, Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem and Security Minister Gilad Erdan in secret.