The Israeli government was unable to find a pilot to fly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the UK, and therefore the visit had to be postponed, British media write, citing government sources.
As the interlocutors told reporters, Netanyahu was originally supposed to fly to London on the evening of Thursday, March 23, for talks with his British counterpart Rishi Sunak. The topic of the conversation should be “the need to form a united international front against Iran in order to stop its nuclear program,” RBC specifies.
However, the pilots refused to operate the flight as part of a protest against the reform of the judiciary, so the government is forced to look for other carriers.
According to the media, the protests against Netanyahu’s planned reform have already led to problems for the prime minister’s trips abroad. In early March, according to Israeli media sources, El Al pilots refused to operate a flight from Netanyahu to Rome, which also delayed the visit.
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