London, 10 March 2017
Balfour Apology Campaign (BAC) is concerned about the possible British Royal Family visit to Israel. Reports in British media have suggested an unprecedented Royal Family visit to Israel following the visit of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meeting with Israeli PM and Israeli President.
According to the Independent “The first state visit by a British Royal to Israel will go ahead this year, Whitehall sources have suggested.”
While the uncertain visit has not been confirmed by the Royal Family our campaign urges the royal Family to reject this possible visit.
The royal family visit to Israel is seen by the Campaign and Palestinians under Occupation and in the Diaspora as "unhelpful". Such a visit will only encourage Israel to continue its human rights violations against Palestinians and provide free publicity to cover Israel’s ongoing settler colonialism, occupation and apartheid policies.
The Campaign will communicate with the royal family asking for clarification on this matter.