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Boris meets with Israeli PM on trip to the Middle East

By David Hughes

Boris Johnson raised concerns about illegal Israeli settlements with Benjamin Netanyahu in "friendly and frank" talks yesterday.

The Foreign Secretary and the Israeli Prime Minister discussed the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Mr Johnson also used the visit to Israel to boost trade as part of the Government's drive to build international links ahead of Brexit. On his first working visit to the area territories, Mr Johnson also met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In a message on Twitter after his talks with Mr Netanyahu, the Foreign Secretary said they "discussed two states solution, trade and concern over illegal settlements".

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