No, not ‘next year Jerusalem’

IssueDecember 2022 - January 2023
News by PN staff

The British embassy in Israel will not be moving to Jerusalem.

During the Conservative party leadership contest in the summer, both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak expressed support for the move.

While prime minister, Truss ordered a review, but, on 2 November, a spokesperson for Rishi Sunak told the London-based New Arab news site: ‘There are no plans to move the UK embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv.’

The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians had warned in October that it would seek a judicial review if the plan went ahead.

In Australia, the Labour government also cancelled an embassy move to Jerusalem, the policy of the previous Liberal government.

In the US, Adalah, an Israel-based human rights group, has warned US president Joe Biden that his planned US embassy in Jerusalem will be on land illegally seized from Palestinians who they represent.