Bercow (left) and Edelstein
Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, who is on an official visit to London along with MKs Hilik Bar (Zionist Camp), Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Revital Swid (Zionist Camp), met on Wednesday with his host, House of Commons Speaker MP John Simon Bercow.
In response to Bercow`s question regarding Iran, Edelstein argued that it will be very difficult to supervise the implementation of the nuclear deal between the world powers and Tehran. The Knesset Speaker noted the conventional threat posed by Iran, ”which is based on terror funds that [are flowing into Iran] as a result of the resumption of ties with the world after the sanctions have been lifted.”
Addressing the stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Edelstein said even the optimists in Israel are aware of the difficulty involved in resuming the peace talks. ”The Palestinians are continuing with their unilateral measures to receive international recognition, and they do not feel a need to sit with us at the negotiating table,” he said.
On Tuesday the Knesset members met with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and they are scheduled to hold additional meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, House of Lords Speaker Frances D`Souza and members of the UK Parliament`s Foreign Affairs Committee and the Defense Committee.