Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks Prime Minister Theresa May for Hezbollah ban

By March 07 2019, 15:19 Latest News No Comments

theresa-may-benjamin-netanyahuOn Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called UK Prime Minister Theresa May to welcome the decision to proscribe Hezbollah, and the trade continuity agreement signed last month.

A spokesperson from Downing Street said that the leaders discussed the UK’s decision to proscribe Hezbollah in full. This came after the decision of Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP last week to proscribe Hezbollah as a terror organisation in its entirety.

Announcing his decision on Monday, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: “My priority as Home Secretary is to protect the British people. As part of this, we identify and ban any terrorist organisation which threatens our safety and security, whatever their motivations or ideology”.

The Downing Street statement said: “They also spoke about antisemitism and agreed on the importance of continuing to condemn hatred in all its forms”.

It added that: “The Prime Ministers welcomed the trade continuity agreement signed between the UK and Israel last month and committed to build on our bilateral relationship, including in the areas of trade and technology”.

Last month, International Trade Secretary Rt. Hon. Liam Fox MP signed a trade continuity agreement with Israel today in Jerusalem, alongside Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen.

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