BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for his determination to fight against antisemitism in Europe, during a joint press conference following a private meeting in Jerusalem on Monday.
“You are a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. I think you demonstrated that today when you went to the Kotel, to the Western Wall. And I hope that other European leaders will follow your important example,” he said.
Netanyahu also welcomed Vienna’s intention to increase awareness in Europe about Israel’s security needs during Austria’s presidency of the EU next month, saying: “This is a breath of fresh air and this is leadership.”
Kurz reciprocated Netanyahu words, saying: “You live in a dangerous neighbourhood and your neighbours are not like ours: Lichtenstein or Switzerland. And so we understand the difference.”
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