Queen Elizabeth banned from making state visit to Israel, says historian

14 December 2009

The eminent historian Andrew Roberts has said that the British government had a de facto ban in place on state visits by Queen Elizabeth II to Israel. "The true reason of course, is that the FO [Foreign Office] has a ban on official royal visits to Israel, which is even more powerful for its being unwritten and unacknowledged. As an act of delegitimization of Israel, this effective boycott is quite as serious as other similar acts, such as the academic boycott, and is the direct fault of the FO Arabists. It is, therefore, no coincidence that although the queen has made over 250 official overseas visits to 129 different countries during her reign, neither she nor one single member of the British royal family has ever been to Israel on an official visit,” Roberts told a gala dinner in London.

The historian’s work includes biographies of former British prime ministers Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, as well as Hitler and Roosevelt. Roberts said that Britain had been at best "a fair-weather friend" to Israel, and even though Queen Elizabeth’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice of Greece, had been recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for sheltering a Jewish family in her Athens home during the Holocaust, and is buried on the Mount of Olives, Prince Philip had not been allowed to visit his mother’s grave until 1994 – "and then only on a private visit."

"Perhaps her majesty hasn't been on the throne long enough, at 57 years, for the Foreign Office to get round to allowing her to visit one of the only democracies in the Middle East. At least she could be certain of a warm welcome in Israel, unlike in Morocco, where she was kept waiting by the king for three hours in 90-degree heat, or at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Uganda the time before last, where they hadn't even finished building her hotel,” Roberts remarked.

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Phil Welch

Tue, 26 Apr 2011

I didn't know this but can't say I'm much surprised. I was looking for Queen Elizabeth's Queen of Israel title when I happened on your site. I had previously read (somewhere) that Queen Elizabeth does have, as one of her many titles, "Queen of Israel" because in point of fact, whoever sits on the throne will carry that title until Jesus Christ returns because her throne is the fulfillment of His prophesy that David's throne would endure until His return.

Indeed, I was only recently able to watch the highly recommended "The King's Speech", which showed the ole rickety chair underwhich is Jacob's Pillow Stone. The United States and Great Britian are the two Chief Tribes of Israel as prophesied in Genesis just prior to Jacob's (Israel's) death.

So as we see the ongoing decline of The United States and Great Britain in lockstep with our declining morality, it will bring many prophesies to fulfillment throughout the Bible when it speaks of the tribes of Isreal; their blessings and their curses.