And as the Church Times, Britain's Anglican weekly, reports, he
'has said that he should have voted against a General Synod motion that endorsed the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
Archbishop Welby abstained on a private member's motion on Palestine and Israel that was passed by the Synod last year ( News, 29 June 2012, Synod, 13 July 2012). The Board of Deputies of British Jews objected to the motion's calling for the Synod to "affirm its support" for EAPPI. It said that EAPPI's "ecumenical accompaniers", who monitor human-rights abuses of Palestinians, had "almost no grasp of the suffering of normal Israelis".
In an interview with The Jewish News, published on Thursday of last week, Archbishop Welby, who is scheduled to visit Israel in June, said: "On reflection, I'd have voted against. I wasn't quite up to speed when I went into that vote. I think the situation in the Holy Land is so complicated . . . and I don't think the motion adequately reflected the complexity."
He said that he would have added to the motion that Israel had the right to "live in security and peace within internationally agreed borders, and the people of the region have the right to justice, peace, and security, whoever they are"....'Read more here