Israeli officials believe that the British government will not approve the discussion of such a petition in parliament, and officials at the British Foreign Office stated Tuesday that it’s a “publicity stunt,” devoid of any real meaning.
They also downplayed the petition’s potential ramifications by citing the strong ties between the two nations. “The bilateral relationship between Britain and Israel is closer than ever, evidenced by the two countries’ mutual trade numbers, which have doubled in the past few years, in addition to the flourishing cooperation between them in the fields of academia, culture and science.”
Similar to US-Israeli relations however, tensions have emerged between Netanyahu and British officials over a nuclear deal recently signed between Iran and six world powers, including the United Kingdom.
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