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British PM reviewing moving British embassy to Jerusalem

British Prime MInister Liz Truss has told Prime Minister Yair Lapid she is reviewing moving the British embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, Truss discussed the possible move with Lapid during the leaders’ meeting at the United Nations summit in New York.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said Truss informed Lapid “about her review of the current location of the British Embassy in Israel”.

Truss said she understood the “importance and sensitivity” over its location.

Former US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocated the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May of 2018.

Following Trump’s announcement, Guatemala also relocated its embassy to Jerusalem. Paraguay moved its embassy to Jerusalem as well, but Paraguayan President Mario Abdo later reversed the previous administration’s decision and said his country’s embassy would move back to Tel Aviv.

  • Romania, Moldova, and Honduras both announced plans to relocate their countries’ embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though Honduras has since said it is considering moving the embassy back to Tel Aviv.

Source: Arutz Sheva

Header: FILE – Elizabeth Truss Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs speaks to an aide as she leaves Downing Street in London, May 18, 2022. The contest to succeed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no single frontrunner but there are many prominent contenders. Truss, 46, took on the high-profile Cabinet post in September after serving as trade minister. She has been gaining momentum as a contender since then and has made no secret of her ambitions. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)