The ultra-leftist movement «peace Now» will talk to Boris Johnson, the head of the British foreign Ministry, arriving on Tuesday evening in Israel on a working visit, attractions, called nevi-Samuel (Nabi Samuel), where the tomb of Samuel the Prophet.
About it writes on Monday, March 6, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
The tomb of the Prophet, place of worship of the three religions, situated on a high hill to the North-West of Jerusalem, there are also a mosque and an ultra-Orthodox synagogue.
In the Minister’s schedule includes meetings with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and leader of the parliamentary opposition Yitzhak Herzog, and the Lior Amichai, the head of the group Peace Now»s Settlement Watch Project monitor settlement activity outside the so-called «green line.»
The article notes that such briefing to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the foreign state, is in Israel on an official visit out of the ordinary event.
After Jerusalem Johnson will head to Ramallah and then return to the capital, where he held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset.
Recall that in November 2015 Johnson, former mayor of London, visited Israel and the Palestinian authority. A number of Palestinian factions refused to meet with him – they were outraged that Johnson called the British supporters of the BDS movement, calling for a boycott of Israel – «academic leftists in a corduroy jacket and deepwater fish.»
«There is nothing more stupid than the boycott of Israel is the only democracy in the region, the only place, in my opinion, built an open pluralistic society» – Johnson has formulated its position on this issue.
Note that in February this year, the head of the UK government Theresa may said during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu that continued «settlement activity undermines trust» in the middle East – in light of the hopes for the resumption of the peace process.
A press-the Secretary may said in an interview with reporters that the United Kingdom’s position on the issue of settlements «is unchanged. «Our approach to this problem duedingen: we believe in the principle of «two States for two peoples» and recognize Israel’s right to security and the need to address the threat of terrorism», – quotes Reuters the words of the press Secretary.