Boris Johnson Opposes Annexation Plan

Boris Johnson, has today reaffirmed the British Government’s opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. He has done so by writing an opinion piece published in Israel’s daily newspaper Yediot Ahronot. He writes:

“it is with sadness that I have followed the proposals to annex Palestinian territory.
As a life-long friend, admirer and supporter of Israel, I am fearful that these proposals
will fail in their objective of securing Israel’s borders and
will be contrary to Israel’s own long-term interests.”

Because of those concerns he urged Israel not to follow through with the plans, which most governments refer to as ‘annexation’, in denial of Israel’s arguments that they have a valid legal claim to the territory.

Mr Johnson continued:

“Annexation would put in jeopardy the progress that Israel has made
in improving relationships with the Arab and Muslim world.”

“I have never been more convinced that Israel’s interests overlap with those of our closest
partners in the Arab world, including potential security cooperation against shared threats.”

The Prime Minister warns in the article that the UK will not accept any unilateral move:

“I profoundly hope that annexation does not go ahead.
If it does, the UK will not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines,
except those agreed between both parties,”

What Boris Johnson may not realise is that this is just the latest example of the British Government opposing the reconstitution of the Jewish people’s national home – something that Lloyd George’s British Government promised to facilitate!