Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed Prime Minister David Cameron as “a respected leader and a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people”, in a statement following the Prime Minister’s announcement that he is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Prime Minister Netanyahu issued the following statement: “I have great appreciation for Prime Minister David Cameron, a respected leader and a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. Throughout his premiership, the security, economic and technological cooperation between the United Kingdom and Israel has greatly expanded. Together we laid a strong foundation for continued cooperation”.
Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement, CFI thanked the Prime Minister for his “genuine friendship” and for everything he has done to “strengthen the relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom”.
In an emotional speech outside No.10 on Thursday, the Prime Minister said he would “steady the ship” over the coming months, but that “fresh leadership” was needed. He added: “The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected. The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered”.
Mr Cameron concluded: “I love this country and I feel honoured to have served it. I will do everything I can in future to help this great country to succeed”.