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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 209218, tabled on 12 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Israeli Defence Force officers have visited UK defence establishments since 1 July 2014; and what the purpose of each such visit was.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 November 2014

Israel is an important strategic partner of the UK and, as part of that relationship, the Ministry of Defence has an ongoing and wide ranging dialogue with the Israeli Defence Force and Israeli Ministry of Defence. This engagement is in line with the Government's policy of supporting the Middle East peace process by having a balanced relationship with the Israelis and the Palestinians. Due to the widespread nature of our engagement with Israel throughout the Services the requested information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.