David Cameron guest at Tory Israel dinner

September 7, 2010

Prime Minister David Cameron is to be the guest of honour at the annual Conservative Friends of Israel dinner in London on December 6.

This may be an opportunity for Mr Cameron to mend fences with the community after he criticised Israel's behaviour during his visit to Turkey in July.

Mr Cameron described the Israeli assault on a Turkish flotilla blockade-breaking vessel as "completely unacceptable" and said that Gaza "cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp". He came in for criticism from both inside and outside the Conservative Party, including new Tory MP Robert Halfon, former party treasurer Lord Kalms and CFI director Stuart Polak.

It will be Mr Cameron's first appearance at a communal event since he entered Number 10.

Last updated: 11:46am, October 6 2010