Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Israeli-Palestinian battle over Prince William’s Kotel visit

'Ten days before the first official visit by a British royal to Israel, Ynet learns the Western Wall will be defined as part of the future king's visit to the Palestinian Authority; Kensington Palace delays the release of the last day's itinerary so as not to create a controversy that would mar the visit.'

So it would be controversial for the Western Wall to be described as part of Israel but not to be included in the Palestinian Territories? I sense two things here, first the dead hand of the Arabists at the Foreign Office and second a touch of fear of violent Palestinian protests/attacks. Man up Prince William, one day you should be King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, be a man and do the right thing. 

More here,7340,L-5288226,00.html but obviously not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC. 

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