Britain Has No Plans To Move Israel Embassy To Jerusalem – May’s Spokesman

On May 14, 2018 65 Comments

Britain has no plans to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and still disagrees with the U.S. decision to do so, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday.

“The PM said in December when the announcement was first made that we disagree with the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement.

“The British embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it,” the spokesman said.

He was speaking on a day when the U.S. was due to open its embassy in Jerusalem, an event that has led to Palestinian protests.
Israeli gunfire killed two Palestinians and wounded at least 35 other protesters along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said.

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Also, the U.S. opens its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a move that has delighted Israel and infuriated Palestinians.

The opening ceremony is at a U.S. consular building in the Arnona neighborhood. It will house an interim embassy for the ambassador and a small staff until a larger site is found.

The compound cuts across the 1949 Armistice Line that separated West Jerusalem from No Man’s Land, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War and has held under occupation ever since.

The embassy move follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision last December to break with decades of U.S. policy and recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision, saying it reflected that “the Jewish people have had a capital for 3,000 years, and that it is called Jerusalem.”

But the move upset the Arab world and Western allies. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called it a “slap in the face” and said the U.S. can no longer be regarded as an honest broker in any peace talks with Israel.

Trump said his administration has a peace proposal in the works and that by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of America’s closest ally he had “taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table.”

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There has long been pressure from pro-Israel politicians in Washington to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Trump made it a promise of his 2016 election campaign.

Trump acted under a 1995 law that requires the U.S. to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama consistently signed waivers.

Announcing his decision on Dec. 6, Trump cited the Jerusalem Embassy Act and suggested his predecessors had “lacked courage.”

He said: “They failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.”


Comments (65)

  1. Anonymous says:



    Jeremiah 32:26-27 KJV
    26. Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
    27. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

    Malachi 3:6. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

    We serve the Living God, and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. He is the Ancient of days, He changes lives, situations, circumstances, times and seasons, He can turn water to wine, and He can turn water to blood, there is no impossibility with Him, but He remains unchanged. He is the same yesterday, the same today, and He is the same forever, hallelujah!

    Are you wondering how you can overcome the life of sin? Christ came that through His death, His burial and His resurrection, we can become new Creatures in Him. Invite Him into your hearts today, He will take away the spirit and heart of sin from you, and He will give you a new heart, and renew a right spirit within you that will enable you to live above sin, as you study and meditate on God’s Word. (Ezekiel 36:25-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Paul, formerly Saul was a persecutor of the Church and a murderer, but he had an encounter with Jesus, the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER, and he was transformed from a sinner to a saint, and from a murderer to an Apostle for the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 9:1-31).

    He made the barren to become joyful mother of children. Your own case cannot be an exception, it doesn’t matter how long you may have been in that condition, the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER, will turn situations around in your favor this season, if only you can lay it at His feet.

    The blind saw, the lame walk, the dumb spoke, the deaf heard, demon possessed were set free, the Almighty God, through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, is still transforming lives, and turning situations around for good today, He is the same yesterday, the same today, and the same forever, He is the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER, lay all your burdens at His feet, and your life cannot remain the same again.

    The Israelites encountered the red sea on their way to the promised land. They didn’t know what to do. They thought their end had come, until the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER stepped in and parted the sea hither and thither for them to go through on dry ground. I don’t know that challenge before you that you consider insurmountable, I have cheering news for you, God Almighty, the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER, will roll away the stone today, like He did for Lazarus, in Jesus Mighty Name.

    As I close, note that there is no impossibility with the Almighty God, He changes lives, times and seasons, situations, overthrows the counsels of the enemies, and ensures the fulfillment of His original purpose in the lives of all those who believe in Him.

    My earnest prayer for everyone going through this message today is that God Almighty, the UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER, will turn whatever challenges or awkward situations you may be going through right now to testimonies, in Jesus Mighty Name, amen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We have always known that you people are the problems of this world. You people are the people supporting and advancing the jihad of the Islamic world :so we are not surprise.

  3. Anonymous says:

    British only good in taking first in bad things or evil: 1886 the scramble and partition of African they first to take side.Same gay marriage they first. Shame on British. Jerusalem is Israel capital.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Whether or not Britain moves it’s Embassy to Jerusalem is not a big deal. What matters is that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, May or no May as PM of anywhere.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Even if Biafra actualized,the nation would be the poorest on earth…Why because they don’t have any mutual resources that can sustain their region.No oil neither land to form.

  6. Anonymous says:

    We know that u people are enemy of Christians that’s why u have close down five hundred something churches and open four hundred eighty something mosque also is the reason u want only Muslim to be ruling Nigeria and u don’t want Biafra to exist

  7. Anonymous says:

    GOD. pls have mercy o, why should on earth should this thing called prime minister always kick against every move towards making life a better place for human, mind her, America is not Nigeria.

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