'Preparations are underway' for King Charles to visit Israel says peer

Conservative peer Lord Polak told the Daily Mail that the King is set to become first monarch to visit the Jewish State


(JNS) Preparations are underway for newly-crowned King Charles to become the first British sovereign to visit the Holy Land according to a report in the Daily Mail.

“The preparation has been done by his team to pave the way for this visit,” said to Conservative peer Lord Polak, as reported by the Daily Mail. “There is no doubt that Charles will be the one to break this pattern,” he said.

Lord Polak served as director of Conservative Friends of Israel for more than 25 years.

Charles is also likely to visit the Palestinian territories in an effort to avoid causing controversy, the British tabloid reported.

He traveled to Israel in a private capacity three times before he took the throne.

Prince William made an official trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories in 2018.

Charles’s mother, Elizabeth II, famously never made an official visit to Israel during her 70-year reign.

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog has been personally involved in lobbying the king to visit, but the threat of Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza was a “stumbling block” to setting a date, the paper reported.

Charles is already set to visit Kenya later this year, the country where his mother was notified she became queen after the death of her father, Charles VI, in 1952.

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