The UK’s policy towards Israel has come under close attention in recent months after the UK reportedly took a leading role in pushing for a UN resolution against settlements and then led in refusing to sign a communique at the end of an international gathering in Paris that had been roundly condemned by Israel.
Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, said: “The JLC welcomes the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson’s, upcoming visit to Israel. Many ties exist between Israel and the UK, and it is correct that the Foreign Secretary works to further them.
“As Mayor Of London, he positively engaged with the state of Israel and the Israeli people many times. Following the UN Resolution 2334, the UK has worked to rebuild ties with Israel. It is an unsettled period for the region as a whole and it is our hope that the Secretary of State will work to stabilise the region as well as seek to maintain good trade relations between Israel and the UK.”