“The battle against anti-Semitism has not only played a major role in my public life. It is also an issue which I am passionate about on a personal level.”
Gianluigi Paragone, a former TV journalist, met Brexit architect Nigel Farage in London before announcing the formal birth of his party later this week.
Last week, a UK diplomatic source said formal sanctions on Israel in response to annexation are unlikely, and in fact the UK seeks to increase scientific cooperation with Israel.
Readers of The Jerusalem Report have their say.
Trade negotiations have ground to a halt due to the pandemic, with both UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his health minister testing positive for COVID-19.
The divorce bill to be paid to the EU by the British government negotiated by the prime minister was 33 billion pounds, reduced from 39b.
"As we say goodbye to 2019, we can also turn the page on the division, rancour and uncertainty which has dominated public life and held us back for far too long," he said.
The final stages of ratification will take place after Christmas, but Johnson wants to hold a vote before then as a sign of his intent.
He will also offer some insight into how he wants to tackle the domestic concerns highlighted in the election campaign.