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PM: The world sees Israel as a highly sought-after commodity

At weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefs ministers on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week • Countries and companies “want everything we can offer, both in security and in many other areas,” Netanyahu says.


The negative picture the media paints of Israel’s international standing is the “complete opposite” of reality, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, explaining that contrary to media portrayal, Israel is in fact “highly sought after.”

At Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu briefed ministers on his meetings with world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

The prime minister said, “I met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who told me unequivocally: ‘We are turning a new leaf with Israel. Our interests and our values make this partnership necessary. Therefore, we are beginning a new era.'”

“I also met with the prime minister of Ethiopia, a very strong African country that seeks to enhance relations with us. Of course, I also met with many friends such as the leader of Azerbaijan and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a close friend of Israel, and many other leaders, including the heads of major global corporations,” Netanyahu continued.

“I was at a cyber forum along with the leaders of global cyber companies and companies that are dealing with the cyber problem. They asked me, as the prime minister of Israel, to describe what we are doing and there is great desire to


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