We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


One hundred years ago today, General Allenby entered Jerusalem as British forces liberated Jerusalem from 400 years of Ottoman Rule. Allenby famously entered through the Jaffa Gate on foot rather than on horseback, out of respect for the Holy City.

Allenby’s example of respect for Jerusalem is something sadly lacking today. The international media, the majority of world leaders and sadly the UK Government fail to recognise and respect the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Our Government recognises the legitimacy of the State of Israel yet denies Israel the right of self-determining its capital. No other sovereign nation would accept being told where to locate its own capital. The historical facts are that Jerusalem has been the capital for the Jewish people for over 3,000 years and for the State of Israel for nearly 70 years.

By not recognising that Israel has the right to determine its capital, Britain is complicit with those that seek to delegitimise the very existence of the Jewish State and deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. 

We have seen this over the past few days since President Trump decided to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Many nations are being intimidated from doing the right thing because of the threats and violent anger by those who oppose Israel. By forming foreign policy in response to these threats, the UK government is turning its back on our cherished ally, Israel.

Further to this, the UK Government is demonstrating double standards by situating the UK embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv, yet having Britain’s consul to the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem.

Britain moving its embassy might seem unlikely at the present time, but at CUFI we believe that it is necessary to make a stand for Israel, even in the midst of opposition. As Christians, we are called to be ‘Watchman on the walls’ and we are convinced that recognising Jerusalem, the capital for the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, is the right thing to do.

We must make our voice heard and ask you to join us in demonstrating that many in the UK share the same conviction.


General Allenby respected the Holy City of Jerusalem and we want Britain to do the same today.

In 1917 Britain lead the way and recognised the need for the Jewish people to have a national home of their own in the land of Israel. One hundred years later, Britain must recognise the reality of Jerusalem as the capital of that nation.

Therefore, we call upon Britain to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy.

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