'I am a huge Zionist', Truss gloats, 'and huge supporter of Israel'
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss publicly expresses her pro-Israeli stance, following in the footsteps of her predecessors.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss said Sunday she is a "huge Zionist" and a "huge supporter of Israel," during the Tory Party's Conservative Friends of Israel convention.
"Believe me, the UK will never allow – together with our allies – Iran to get a nuclear weapon," Truss pledged. "In this world [...] the UK and Israel need to stand shoulder to shoulder, and we will be even closer in the future."
The British premier further promised that she would "take the UK-Israel relationship from strength to strength," in a bid to further appease the pro-Israeli lobby in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom, alongside the United States, has long been using fearmongering tactics to try and convince the world that Iran is rushing toward acquiring nuclear weapons and would pose an existential threat to their biggest ally in the region.
Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie Sarah van der Zyl took the opportunity to exploit Truss' staunch, flagrant Zionism to call on London to move the British embassy from "Tel Aviv" to occupied Al-Quds, hoping that the UK follow in the footsteps of the United States.
Meanwhile, British Health Minister Robert Jenrick underlined that there was a lot of land reserved for a new embassy in occupied Al-Quds, highlighting that he was pleased to hear that Truss was considering a review of moving the embassy.
Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports Minister Michelle Donelan said one of her first international visits would be to occupied Palestine. "There are plenty of lessons we can learn from Israel," she said.
Israeli ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely participated in the conference, and she said that nothing would showcase the friendship between London and the Israeli occupation more than the former moving its embassy to occupied Al-Quds.
Truss trying to appease the pro-Israeli lobby is due to Tories boiling over her government's tax-slashing bonanza which has been leaving British markets in crisis, in addition to sinking the Sterling to record lows. Negative opinion polls complement the depressing scene.
Arriving at her first Tory conference as PM - the 2022 Conservative Party Conference which will be held between 2 to 5 October - Truss faces criticisms that may lead to her removal by Christmas, according to The Independent. Almost two dozen Tory MPs have made clear they won't be attending the event.
Tory MPs are warning that Truss has only days to backtrack on the £45 billion of unfunded tax cuts in her "mini-budget" as part of the Growth Plan announced on September 23 by Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng. This plan led to a plunge in the British pound and negative ratings to the PM.