Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the United Kingdom for the government’s decision to release guidelines aimed at stopping “inappropriate procurement boycotts by public authorities.”
On Wednesday, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed British Cabinet Minister Matthew Hancock and a large parliamentarian delegation to his office and commended the British government for standing up for Israel and Israelis.
“The experience of our people is this,” Netanyahu said. “That anti-Semitism has been perhaps the world’s oldest and most enduring hatred.”
“For centuries the worst slanders were levelled at the Jews… in modern times the attacks are not on individual Jews, but rather against the collective Jewish state,” the prime minister said.
“We are once again being accused of being the source of all this tremendous instability around us that is plaguing the entire world; we’re accused of being deliberate murderers of children and so many other slanders,” Netanyahu said.
He explained how the best example of this anti-Israel obsession is with the United Nations Human Rights Council, which devotes 60% of its resolutions against Israel.
“So it is in this context that I want to commend the British government for refusing to discriminate against Israel and Israelis, and I commend you for standing up for the one and only true democracy in the Middle East.”
In the press conference, Matthew Hancock, MP, replied saying, “It’s a great pleasure… to be able to announce today that we are publishing new guidance for public authorities in the UK, that makes clear that discriminating against members of the WTO (World Trade Organisation), including Israel, is wrong, and it is illegal and it must stop.”
He continued, “we do this because we believe in an open and free trade. And we believe that discrimination is not appropriate and should be stood up to.”
Christians United for Israel UK welcomes this move by the British government and we pray the relationship between Israel and Britain will go from strength to strength.