Israel responds to Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation

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Cameron and NetanyahuToday, leading Israeli officials reacted to the news of Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation, thanking Mr Cameron for his friendship with Israel.

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said: “Cameron’s resignation is sad and unfortunate, but proves just how responsible and fair he was as a leader”.

The Likud minister also praised the British premier for his support for Israel, stating that Cameron demonstrated a “profound friendship toward Israel” as Prime Minister, “and recently led an important decision against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement”.

Leader of Israel’s centrist Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, said: David Cameron’s resignation is a loss for Israel. He is a true friend of Israel who stood by our side even during difficult times.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, H.E. Ron Prosor said: “The British people have spoken. The UK is known for its stormy weather and this storm will have long term implications. Only time will tell the impact this will have on Britain, on Europe and even further afield. I am confident, however, that from the cradle of democracy at the City of Westminster to the eternal capital of the Jewish People in the city of Jerusalem, our historic friendship will remain strong and enduring whatever the weather”.

In an interview with Israel’s YnetNews, the British Ambassador to Israel, H.E. David Quarrey, said that he did not expect the result to change the “strong, very productive relationship with Israel”. Ambassador Quarrey underlined: “we have record levels of trade and investment between the UK and Israel and I would expect that to continue”.

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