August 24, 2019

Is Britain going to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

The administration of US President Donald Trump has come to be defined by racism on the domestic front and recklessness on the international stage, and yet the British government under Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to follow Trump’s lead in what has been his most controversial policy to date: moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Johnson, leading one of the most right-wing British governments in history, is reported to have asked officials within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to speed up plans for such a move, which would reverse Britain’s existing policy, fly in the face of international law, and most likely lead to further instability and violence in the Middle East.

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