Australia and Israel’s relationship has never been more profound than now in the face of Islamist terrorism, Malcolm Turnbull says.

The prime minister hailed the nations’ deep ties and shared values after meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday night.

But the leaders still don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran despite lengthy discussion, with Mr Turnbull reiterating Australia’s view to stick with the nuclear agreement which the Israelis want to end.

The pair embraced warmly during a ceremonial welcome alongside their spouses, before holding one-on-one and bilateral meetings.

“Malcolm, welcome both of you to Jerusalem,” Mr Netanyahu said.

“I thank you for being part of our ‘mishpacha’ (family).”

Read the report and watch the video clip from SBS TV.

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