Israel

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported links between the settler group Elad and the Israeli Antiquities Association.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We are aware of the link between the Elad group and the Israel Antiquities Authority. We are concerned that this link has led to Israel Antiquities Authority’s support of radical settler activities in and around the Old City under the guise of tourism and protection of Jewish history. Such actions not only aggravate mounting pressures in East Jerusalem but serve to increase tension around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif and further complicate future attempts to negotiate a political resolution on the city.

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