Diplomats attack Blair's Israel policy

A blistering attack on Blair and his foreign policy.

The virtually unprecedented letter criticises the prime minister for claiming influence over the US president, George Bush, and American policy, then backing the Israel policy when it was already “doomed to failure”.

“We feel the time has come to make our anxieties public, in the hope that they will be addressed in parliament and will lead to a fundamental reassessment,” the letter said.