17 March 2017

News Story: Duterte is ‘unwanted guest’ in Israel -Haaretz Editorial

Amid welcoming statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the upcoming visit of the Philippine President, some are unlikely in favor despite that Rodrigo Duterte is currently clear of any international offenses.

On Monday, a senior official in Israel’s Foreign Ministry said “there are many controversial leaders in the world and many countries that criticize them. Duterte is not boycotted by the world, there are no sanctions against him and he has visited a number of countries since taking office.”

Both sides are currently working together to secure a date for the trip after Duterte expressed interest in coming to the Jewish state according to media reports.

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