UK (QNN)- Jerusalem has been listed as a separate entity from ‘Israel’ in the UK’s updated list of countries from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.
The CFI, Conservative Friends of Israel, expressed outrage, saying this decision is “offensive and hostile.”
“The announcement of a travel corridor with Israel is excellent news,” the CFI said. “However, the Foreign Office’s decision to define Jerusalem as a territory separate from Israel is offensive and hostile,” stated CFI in a statement.
“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. To describe Jerusalem as anything other than an integral part of Israel is a fiction divorced from reality and the travel advice must be immediately corrected,” CFI added.
CFI has called on the @FCDOGovUK to "immediately correct" its "offensive and hostile" separation of Jerusalem from Israel in its latest Coronavirus travel advice @SCrabbPembs @EricPickles
— CFoI (@CFoI) November 20, 2020
— Christian Wakeford MP (@Christian4BuryS) November 20, 2020
This is a nasty error from the FCDO official website, which is currently listing Jerusalem separately to Israel. @CFoI correct to be currently lobbying to get it corrected ASAP. pic.twitter.com/Jn83yxBV7Q
— Calgie (@christiancalgie) November 20, 2020
However, after calling on the UK’s Foreign Office to correct the travel advice, the Foreign Office has corrected it, listing Israel and Jerusalem together.
Absolutely inappropriate to list ‘Jerusalem’ as a separate country. We have taken this up with @FCDOGovUK this morning & they are urgently reviewing it. https://t.co/k7Es31SVx8 pic.twitter.com/9aqYfIuGZ4
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) November 20, 2020