Liz Truss plans to move British Embassy from Israel to Jerusalem – Dagsavisen

The pledge can be read in a letter Truss wrote to members of the conservative Friends of Israel organization in Britain, the newspaper writes. The Jewish Chronicle.

Truss also promises to end UK local authorities’ membership of the BDS movement, which, among other things, calls for boycotts of Israeli property, businesses and institutions to pressure the country into complying with UN demands for withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories.

– Public bodies should not engage in such discriminatory policy which is contrary to government position and sows unnecessary divisions. I want to make sure there is an end to this, she wrote.

Truss further writes that she supports Israel’s protest against the UN investigation into Palestinian abuses and calls it “institutional bias and a waste of money”.

The British Foreign Secretary admits in the letter that the question of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the eastern part of which Israel has occupied since 1967, is “sensitive” and that she has discussed it several times with his “good friend”. Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

When former US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem, which he called Israel’s undivided capital, it sparked strong protests both among Palestinians and internationally.

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