Former Australian PM Morrison, ex-UK leader Johnson arrive in Israel to show support

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson and former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison have arrived in Israel for a surprise solidarity visit in which they’ll reportedly meet President Isaac Herzog and relatives of hostage held in Gaza by terrorists.

The former leaders, both supportive of Israel during their tenures, are also set to tour southern Gaza border towns devastated by the October 7 Hamas onslaught.

The visit is hosted by Likud MK Danny Danon, a former Israeli envoy to the UN.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Morrison says he’s “thankful for the opportunity to join former prime minister Johnson to come to Israel as a demonstration of solidarity with the people and State of Israel and the Jewish community throughout the world.

“It is an opportunity to understand firsthand what is occurring on the ground, honor those who have been lost, show support to those who have suffered and are now engaged in this terrible conflict and discuss how to move forward.”

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