All Israel News: The United Kingdom’s freshly-crowned King Charles III reportedly expressed interest in visiting the State of Israel, which would make him the first sitting British monarch to pay an official visit to the Jewish state.
Despite the royal family having cultivated amicable ties with the Jewish community in Great Britain, the late Queen Elizabeth never stepped foot on Israeli soil.
Various members of the royal family have paid several unofficial visits to Israel over the years. In 1984, Prince Philip arrived in Israel to honor his late mother, Princess Alice, who is buried at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. In addition, Charles himself, as Prince of Wales, attended the funerals of two former Israeli prime ministers – Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres in 1995 and 2016, respectively.
The royal family’s decades-long policy to not visit Israel had reportedly disturbed Israeli and Jewish politicians and public figures, especially because Queen Elizabeth was considered an avid traveler, making trips to more than 120 countries during her reign, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East region. The official reason given by the United Kingdom has been that official visits to the Jewish state by the royal family should not be permitted to take place while the Arab-Israeli conflict persists.
For many years, Israel believed the Queen’s refusal to visit the Jewish state stemmed from Britain’s fear of Arab boycotts. However, the Queen continued to decline Israel’s invitations to the Holy Land even after several Arab countries made peace with Israel via the historic Abraham Accords in 2020.
In 2015, Britain’s national newspaper, The Telegraph, quoted an anonymous British government official who stated: “Until there is a settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the royal family can’t really go there.” According to the official, it was best to avoid visiting Israel altogether because of complexities surrounding the often intense political situation. Read More …
Opinion: Excerpt from the Jerusalem Post September 10, 2022 following the death of Queen Elizabeth:
In her 70 years on the throne, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth traveled widely and visited many countries – nearly all the countries of the Commonwealth – Canada in particular. She visited Canada as many as 27 times, and after turning 50, she visited 43 different countries for the first time.
She visited Jordan, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa – but never Israel.
Following her visit to Jordan in 1984, the queen raised some alarm among British Jews according to a report in The New York Times. Sympathetic comments she had made about the plight of the Palestinians and her seeming disapproval of Israeli actions caused more than a mere flutter among British Jews.
Will King Charles, the voice of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset video (HERE), reverse Britain’s curse (Genesis 12:3) and bless Israel? That is a tall order for a progressive, but I cannot find an expiration of the prophecy:
“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
see our post “Why Didn’t Queen Elizabeth Visit Israel HERE