The Queen's visit to the United Arab Emirates does not signify a British policy shift away from Israel, the British Embassy in Tel Aviv said in a statement Thursday, in response to a report by The Daily Telegraph.
The embassy stressed that the UK is a "firm friend of Israel and we remain wholly committed to Israel’s security and to helping her reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians."
report had quoted British Foreign Office officials as saying that the Queen's five-day state visit to the UAE shows that Britain plans to "take on board" the goals of Arab foreign policy as well as improve diplomatic and trade ties with Arab states.
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