Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Theresa May in London next week.
The confirmed meeting between the two Prime Ministers will take place at 10 Downing Street on Monday.
It will be their first summit since May took office in July after her predecessor David Cameron stepped down over the results of the Brexit vote held the previous month.
Netanyahu’s talks with May would come two weeks after her meeting with President Donald Trump and a week-and-a-half ahead of Netanyahu’s scheduled talks with Trump.
The visit comes at a crucial time in Britain’s relations with Israel. In January, Britain took an unprecedented step in choosing not to sign a declaration regarding Israeli settlements when seventy nations met at the Paris Peace Summit. It followed less favourable UK action towards Israel in December, when Britain voted in support of a biased-resolution against Israel at the UN Security Council.
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Meanwhile earlier in December, Theresa May said that the UK will be “marking the Balfour anniversary with pride.” This was in reference to the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which pledged British support for a “national home for the Jewish people” in what is now Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is also set to meet President Trump in the United States on 15 February and comes amid growing speculation that the Trump Administration could be about to move ahead with its plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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