Netanyahu heads to No 10 for PM meeting

Lauren Fedor
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Netanyahu claims Israel is the only true defence Europe has against surging Islamists
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Downing Street this morning to meet counterpart David Cameron.

It will be the first in-person meeting for the prime ministers since March 2014, when Cameron visited Israel.

Foreign policy issues are set to dominate their discussions, with counterterrorism efforts, the rise of Islamic State (IS) and the recent Iran nuclear deal all expected to be on the agenda.

Netanyahu said yesterday that his country is “the only true protection Europe has in the Middle East against surging extremist Islam”.

Also yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators waving flags and Free Palestine banners staged a protest on Whitehall.

Several dozen Jewish and pro-Israel pro-Netanyahu protesters, led by the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council, faced them.