Senior UK minister makes historic Jerusalem, Western Wall visit

Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid, became first UK senior official in 19 years to visit West Wall. (Courtesy The Western Wall Heritage Foundations)

A staunch Israel supporter and BDS opponent, Sajid Javid became the first senior minister of the British government to step foot in the Israeli capital, Jerusalem, and visit the Western Wall in the last 19 years, according to Israel’s Government Press Office. 

The British Home Secretary — born into a Pakastani Muslim family — visited the Western Wall on Monday during the last of his two-day official visit to Israel.

“Your visit here is evidence that it’s possible for Jews and Muslims to live together in this small place without harming one another,” the head of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai Eliav, said.

The Conservative Party lawmaker said his father believed that a deep connection exists between Jews and Muslims.

“We love Jewish heritage very much and appreciate it,” Javid said.

Javid also visited and prayed at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, and the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

“This visit by Britain’s Home Secretary follows 19 years in which no senior minister of the British government has visited Jerusalem or the Western Wall,” the GPO said. A sad testimony for Great Britain, after being such good friend to the Jews in the early part of the 20th century.

Palestinians oppose visits by foreign dignitaries to the Western Wall claiming it legitimizes Israeli claims to the city. Nevertheless, several such official visits have occurred in the past few years. Last year, the UK’s Prince William visited the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, becoming the first member of the royal family to visit the site since 1948 when the British Mandate ended.

0 views0 comments
Ebook 2.jpg

Get Ron's Book, "The Coming End-Time Awakening" FREE

When you Subscribe to Ron's emails from Israel.


FHL copy 3.jpg

I've never read a book on leadership quite like this. Ron Cantor's approach is totally unique. This is not a book of pithy motivational poster quotes. Ron is honest and vulnerable.

- Daniel Kolenda
President, Christ for all Nations


Short Bio

PROFILE v3.png

Shalom from Israel! I am Ron Cantor and this my blog. I am the GODTV Israel Regional Director host of the daily TV program, "Out of Zion". I also serve on the leadership team of a Hebrew-speaking, Spirit-filled congregation in Tel Aviv. We love Yeshua and we love Israel. Hope to see you here soon!

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

My Latest Video

Shelanu TV

Image by Josh Appel
eMailer-MAY20-ShelanuTV 2.png

"We reached 260,000 Israelis in just two weeks. With your help we can do this every week!"