Hague will be guest at UJIA

By Marcus Dysch, September 21, 2010

Foreign Secretary William Hague has been confirmed as the guest speaker at UJIA's annual fundraising dinner.

Mr Hague will join around 700 people at dinner at the London Hilton hotel in Park Lane, central London, on November 8.

He is also expected to visit Israel that month on his delayed first official visit to the region as Foreign Secretary.

Mr Hague's relationship with the Jewish state has at times been strained. A regular visitor who describes himself as a "natural friend of Israel" and considers himself a Zionist, Mr Hague also led the attack on Israel's action against Lebanon in 2006, drawing widespread criticism from the Jewish community.

Last updated: 1:53pm, September 21 2010