UK Defies 70 Nations to Defend Israel, Refuses to Sign Paris Summit Statement


Breaking Israel News: “The United Kingdom defied the anti-Israel sentiment coursing through Sunday’s “peace” summit in Paris by criticizing the conference as detrimental to Israel’s interests and refusing to sign a joint statement issued after the summit which called for a two-state solution.”

Opinion: The stunning announcement from the UK would suggest that the country voted against UN resolution 2334 which made all Jewish settlements on the West Bank and Jerusalem illegal.

But on December 23, 2016, the UK voted against Israel, so why the sudden change of heart? The third paragraph of the article tells the story:

The statement also referenced the inauguration of Donald Trump, arguing that the timing of the conference “just days before the transition to a new American President” rendered moot any agreement, of which the US would eventually be the “ultimate guarantor.”

And he is not even sworn in yet – 2017 promises to be quite a year.