New UK PM's stand on Israel


November 4, 2022

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Rishi Sunak waves as he leaves the Conservative Party headquarters in London, Oct. 24, 2022.

(JTA) - The past few years have been tumultuous at 10 Downing St., the residence of the British prime minister in London. Last week, Liz Truss, who lasted just over six weeks in the role, became the third prime minister to resign since 2019.

But the succession of Conservative Party leaders has kept some things steady: they have all had strong ties with mainstream British Jewry and professed a right-leaning foreign policy that is staunchly pro-Israel and hawkish on its enemies in the region.

Rishi Sunak, a former treasury secretary and the United Kingdom's first-ever person of color to assume t...

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