The United Kingdom government will fly the Israeli flag on all UK government buildings to show solidarity with Israel after the Hamas attacks.
“The Israeli flag shines on Downing Street tonight in solidarity with the people of Israel,” the UK Prime Minister X page posted.
The Israeli flag shines on Downing Street tonight in solidarity with the people of Israel.
We stand with 🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/AEuZVmnXmo
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) October 8, 2023
“The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has illuminated Downing Street with the Israeli flag in a show of solidarity with Israel,” the State of Israel’s official X page said.
The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has illuminated Downing Street with the Israeli flag in a show of solidarity with Israel 🇮🇱 🇬🇧
— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 9, 2023
Sky News reported on the developments:
BREAKING: The Government has asked all UK govt buildings to fly the Israeli flag and use appropriate coloured lighting to show solidarity victims.
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— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 8, 2023
City A.M. reports:
Number 10 Downing Street and London’s City Hall have been lit up in blue and white in solidarity with Israel following the recent surge in violence in the region sparked by Hamas’ terror attacks on Saturday.
Rishi Sunak said he had spoken to Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and offered the country Britain’s support.
Meanwhile the mayor of London’s office confirmed to City A.M. it had been in discussions about “public acts of support” for Israel, following other major cities such as Berlin and New York, which have lit up landmarks with its flag.
Number 10 Downing Street has also been lit up with the Israeli flag from 8pm.
We stand with 🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/dFtOngg4ju
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) October 8, 2023
City Hall in East London donned the colors of the Israeli flag Sunday night.
City Hall in east London was lit up last night in the colours of the Israeli flag. @SadiqKhan has just completed an exclusive interview with @lmharpin in which he speaks of his pride at the display of solidarity and his fears of Jews being targeted in the capital pic.twitter.com/wJsLtE4MPr
— Jewish News (@JewishNewsUK) October 9, 2023
The UK Parliament building will light up in Israel’s blue and white Monday night.
— Ben Bloch (@realBenBloch) October 9, 2023
On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) implored Joe Biden to light up the White House in solidarity with Israel.
The Messenger reports:
In his Monday Fox News appearance, Graham called for the White House to fly the Israeli flag in a sign of support between the two countries.
“Cloak the White House tonight in the Israeli flag. You did it for Pride Month… I want to see the Israeli flag over the White House,” he said.
Graham made the comments while beating the war drums against Iran.