LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he had canceled a planned visit to Israel next week to deal with a flooding crisis in England which has left parts of England under water for weeks.
“I’m canceling my visit to the Middle East next week,” Cameron told a news conference. “I’m sending my apologies today to (Israeli) Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu and (Palestinian) President (Mahmoud) Abbas, but nothing is more important than dealing with these floods.”
He said he would continue to take personal command of the crisis. “I will continue to lead the national response by chairing meetings of the government’s emergency committee, Cobra. I’m canceling my visit to the Middle East next week,” he told reporters at a press conference.