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Boris Johnson’s views on Israel could help him take the leadership

The London mayor's misguided remarks may have been phrased poorly, but this is an issue which enjoys deep support in the Conservative party

By Rebecca Coulson  

Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the Western Wall, the holiest site in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Nov. © AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Of course, Boris Johnson is known for being outspoken. At home in London, this usually counts in his favour.

During his current visit to Israel, however, it has been widely reported that Johnson described the country as “the only democracy in the region,” and praised its “open, pluralistic…

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