Liz Truss has told her Israeli counterpart that she is considering moving the British embassy in Tel Aviv to the embattled holy city of Jerusalem.
The prime minister spoke after Donald Trump about the potential move with Yair Lapid during a meeting at the United Nations summit in New York on Wednesday.
Britain has long maintained its Israeli embassy in Tel Aviv, although Israel has designated Jerusalem as its capital.
Mr Trump sparked controversy as president by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem in 2017.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said Ms Truss had informed Mr Lapid “of her verification of the current location of the British Embassy in Israel”.
The then Secretary of State made the promise during the Tory leadership contest in a letter to the Conservative Friends of Israel.
Ms Truss said she understood the “importance and sensitivity” of her location.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/truss-tells-israel-she-is-considering-relocation-of-british-embassy-to-jerusalem-42008385.html Truss tells Israel she is considering relocation of British embassy to Jerusalem