UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs, to clarify the legal position regarding the potential move of the British Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
At her recent meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Liz Truss discussed this possibility. Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UKLFI said in his letter to Cleverly: “We hope that the UK government will follow through with the move and will not be deterred by naysayers conjuring up chimeras.”
UKLFI has seen a copy of a letter dated 20 September 2022, sent to Mr Cleverly by Michael Lynk and Ardi Imseis, as well as the Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by Alyn Smith MP opposing this move. UKLFI’s letter to Cleverly explained why the points made by Lynk and Imseis are irrelevant and/or misconceived.