The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has signed a deal with the Conservatives to support Theresa May’s minority government after the General Election resulted in a hung parliament.
As a result, the Conservatives will now receive support from the DUP’s 10 MPs on key votes in the Commons – including those relating to the Queen’s Speech, the Budget, national security and Brexit.
The DUP from Northern Ireland are seen as being “staunchly” pro-Israel.
The agreement was signed inside Downing Street by Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson and the DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, while party leaders Theresa May and Arlene Foster watched on.
Last month Christians United for Israel UK released the following statement after the agreement was made “in principle”:
“CUFI is committed to continue making a stand for Israel during the next Parliament. We look forward to supporting the new government in taking decisive steps in forming policy that strengthens the relationship between Britain and Israel. We are encouraged in the DUP’s historical record of being pro-Israel and are praying that they, together with the Conservatives, will make a positive contribution to the UK’s support for the Jewish State.”