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Israel postpones 'dialogue' with Britain

Israel has postponed "strategic dialogue" with Britain over defence and security issues, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.

The move is a protest over attempts to use British law to prosecute visiting Israeli officials, according to the spokesman.

The news comes on the first day of an official visit to Israel by the UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague, who said the coalition government were reviewing the principle of universal jurisdiction in the UK.