UK challenges Netanyahu to settlements Israeli prime minister urges tougher Iran stance


Theresa May will challenge Benjamin Netanyahu for his government’s decision to build thousands of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister visits in London on Monday (February 6).

It is expected that Netanyahu warns that his risk of “undermining” the peace process in the Middle East during the British Prime Minister Downing Street summit.

The comments came after Britain supported the draft resolution of the UN Security trademarks of Israeli settlements as “illegal.”But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), said briefed May’s comments are “simply not good enough.”

“The Israeli government’s decision to build 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is illegal under international law and a threat to international peace and security,” he said.

“It undermines the still enhance the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is about the Netanyahu government’s contempt increasingly.

He added: “Theresa May should make it clear to the Israeli Prime Minister that the British government will stand unequivocally behind the Palestinian people’s rights, along with many of their supporters in Israel, as well as human rights and justice in all parts of the region.

“It must also demand confirmation from the Israeli prime minister that improper interference by the Israeli embassy in the British democratic politics came last month will not be repeated.”

Planning Peace and Security Council to organize a protest outside Downing Street to coincide with the arrival of Netanyahu.

A spokeswoman for the group IBTimes UK said that there is no deputies confirmed the demonstration failed spokesman Corbin to reveal to the IBTimes UK whether the leader of the Labour Party will attend the protest.

At the same time, Netanyahu is expected to urge the May to take a tougher stance on Iran. “They are trying to test the limits of aggression with the unusual, the bitterness and the challenge,” he said and the Israeli prime minister ahead of his visit to Britain.

Netanyahu strongly opposed to Iran’s nuclear agreement of 2015, signed by the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United Kingdom and the United States, the European Union.

It is also expected that the debate about the rise of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, with the Social Security Fund set a record from 1309 incidents in 2016, up 36% from 2015.