British Prime Minister – Friend of Israel?

Rishi Sunak, who will be the new British new prime minister after becoming Conservative party leader on Monday, is considered a strong supporter of Israel and a friend of the UK’s Jewish community.

At a Conservative Friends of Israel event in August, Sunak declared Jerusalem is “indisputably the historic capital” of Israel and that there was a “very strong case” for moving the UK embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv.

But Sunak, a former Treasury chief, also acknowledged “sensitivities” over the issue.“It’s something I’d like to do,” he said. “If it was that easy, it would have been done by now”. Per