Keir Starmer welcomes Israeli president Herzog to London

Labour leader Keir Starmer meets Israeli president Isaac Herzog

Labour leader Keir Starmer has today met with Israeli president Isaac Herzog, who have arrived in London to represent Israel at the coronation ceremony for King Charles III.

In a meeting this afternoon, the pair discussed a number of issues including Labour’s commitment to strong UK-Israeli relations and the need for both countries to work together on climate change and global security.

They also discussed the need for global cooperation in regards to the growing threat from Iran.

President Herzog also praised Starmer’s strong action over antisemitism in Labour, while Starmer stressed his commitment to renew efforts for peace in the Middle East and to a two state solution.

LFI director Michael Rubin said the meeting between Starmer and Herzog was “another important step in showing how much Labour has changed” under his leadership.

“Under Keir our party’s longstanding and proud tradition of support for the Jewish state is being restored,” added Rubin.

“President Herzog has been a consistent and firm friend to the UK and to LFI addressing our annual lunch in 2018 and a recent LFI delegation to Israel in February.”