UK’s Truss Tells Israeli PM Lapid She Is Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2022. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

UK’s Truss Tells Israeli PM Lapid She Is Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

The United Kingdom is considering moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, British Prime Minister Liz Truss told her Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly during a meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was reported in British media, citing Downing Street, and was confirmed by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office to several Israeli media outlets. Truss told the UK’s Conservative Friends of Israel last month while still UK foreign secretary, that she would review the location of the embassy in Israel if she became the head of government. Truss said then she understands the “importance and sensitivity” of the embassy’s location. The Trump Administration moved its embassy to Jerusalem in 2018, in a controversial move that angered the Arab world. Honduras, Guatemala, and Kosovo also have embassies in Jerusalem.

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