Israel apologises over threats to 'take down' UK minister

Alan Duncan addresses the 2004 Conservative party conference in BournemouthThe Israeli embassy in London sought to head off a diplomatic storm Sunday, apologising after one of its staff was caught on camera threatening to “take down” a British government minister. The Mail on Sunday newspaper posted the footage showing the embassy employee telling an undercover reporter from Al-Jazeera that “I want to take down… the Deputy Foreign Minister” (Alan Duncan) — a long-time critic of Israel, and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s second-in-command. Duncan was “doing a lot of problems,” he added.


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