Prince William’s Royal visit to Israel in 2018 marked the first time that anyone from the Royal Family had ever officially visited the Jewish State since its inception in 1948…with two exceptions: One was when the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, came to Israel for a ceremony in which his mother was honored as a Righteous Gentile. The second was when Prince Charles attended the funerals of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin in 1995 and Shimon Peres in 2016.
In these other cases Buckingham Palace was publicly emphasized that these visits were private in nature and did not represent the Palace. Most believe this is due to an unwarranted fear that a visit by the Queen to the Jewish State of Israel would hurt the British Empire’s business in Arab countries.
As for the other possibility that the Queen does not wish to visit Israel because it chose to reject the British Mandate and establish an independent state in 1948, many are of the opinion that the Queen’s refusal to visit country definitely contains an element of de-legitimization of the Jewish State.
At this point, it’s fair to say that the Queen’s refusal to visit Israel is intentional and is meant as a slap in the face to the Jewish State, but since Britain stopped being a world power about 80 years ago, we will take this snub with a grain of salt.
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