Report: New British PM Considering Moving Embassy to Yerushalayim

The Israeli Embassy in London. (Chesdovi)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid met with British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday, with Truss reportedly telling Lapid she was considering moving her country’s embassy in Israel to Yerushalayim.

According to a report in the U.K.’s Telegraph, a Downing Street spokeswoman stated that Truss informed Lapid “about her review of the current location of the British Embassy in Israel.”

Truss had pledged she would make this move in a letter to the Conservative Friends of Israel during the race to become the next British prime minister. At the time, Truss said she understood the “importance and sensitivity” of the location.

She would be following in the footsteps of former President Donald Trump, who first relocated the United States Embassy in Israel to Yerushalayim in 2017, with countries such as Honduras and Guatemala following suit.

Also during the meeting, held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Lapid emphasized that Israel expects a “longer and stronger” Iran nuclear deal that will address multi-dimensional threats from Iran.

Lapid added that Britain must not allow further compromises to Iran, according to a press release by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Lapid also took the opportunity in his first meeting with Truss to congratulate her after she replaced Boris Johnson earlier in September, and said he was confident Israel-U.K. ties would rise to new heights under her leadership.

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