Bishop meets with Netanyahu

AUSTRALIA looks set to welcome both of Israel’s top leaders, after the Prime Minister and President both told Julie Bishop that they want to make the trip.

Visiting Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, the Foreign Minister said: “I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our absolute enduring commitment to the State of Israel and our friendship, and invite you to come to Australia.”

She suggested that there is “a little window of opportunity early next year,” and said that “the Australian public would warmly embrace you, welcome you and we would look forward to the first visit of an Israeli prime minister ever to Australia.”

Netanyahu accepted, and used the encounter to describe the friendship that Bishop and Australia extend to Israel as “terrific.”

Read the full story in the Australia Jewish News.