In the wake of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to continue the expansion of Israeli settlements, both Britain and France appear to be on the verge of withdrawing their ambassadors from Israel.
Although reports indicate that neither country wants to comment on the consideration, it’s clear that they do “not support strong Israeli retaliation to a U.N. vote that gave Palestinians de facto recognition of statehood.”
According to the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, “The recent Israeli government decision to build 3,000 new housing units threatens the two-state solution and makes progress through negotiations harder to achieve.”
Over the past few years, the rhetoric and threats coming out of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have isolated Israel to a considerable degree — at times making it look like it’s the world vs. the Jewish State.
Through this, the West’s support of Israel has been crucial, but now it looks like Britain and France are preparing to withdraw that support, to a degree. This is no time to ostracize Israel.