Saturday, October 21st | 1 Heshvan 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
January 27, 2017 2:03 pm

British PM Theresa May Receives Resounding Applause From Republican Lawmakers for Call to Defend Israel’s Security

avatar by Barney Breen-Portnoy

Email a copy of "British PM Theresa May Receives Resounding Applause From Republican Lawmakers for Call to Defend Israel’s Security" to a friend
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to Republican lawmakers in Philadelphia on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to Republican lawmakers in Philadelphia on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

British Prime Minister Theresa May received resounding applause and a standing ovation from Republican lawmakers gathered at a party retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday when she issued a call to protect Israel.

“Whether it is the security of Israel in the Middle East or Estonia in the Baltic states, we must always stand up for our friends and allies in democratic countries that find themselves in tough neighborhoods too,” May said.

Earlier in her speech, May — the head of the UK’s Conservative Party — declared, “We, our two countries together, have a joint responsibility to lead. Because when others step up as we step back, it is bad for America, for Britain and the world.”

“It is in our interests — those of Britain and America together — to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe,” she went on to say.

Related coverage

October 20, 2017 11:01 am
0

Japanese Firm Finalizes Record-Setting $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Israel’s NeuroDerm

JNS.org - Following announcements in July that Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) would acquire the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for...

On Friday, May met with new US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC.

In December, the UK voted in favor of the anti-Israeli settlement resolution passed by the UN Security Council. However, May also criticized former US Secretary of State John Kerry for his subsequent speech in which he assailed the Jewish state’s settlement policies.

Watch May’s Philadelphia speech below (her mention of Israel is at around 18:10):

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com