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UK PM Sunak congratulates Netanyahu on his election win

Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London, on October 25, 2022. (Daniel Leal/AFP)
Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London, on October 25, 2022. (Daniel Leal/AFP)

Britain Prime Minister Rishi Sunak congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu on his return to power in Israel.

“On behalf of the UK, I would like to congratulate @netanyahu on his victory in the Israeli elections,” Sunak tweets while on a visit to Egypt for the COP27 climate summit.

“Across areas like trade, security and technology there is a huge amount our countries do together and I look forward to working with the returning Prime Minister.”

Sunak’s spokeswoman on Thursday, however, urged all parties in Israel to “refrain from inflammatory language and demonstrate tolerance and respect for minority groups,” a likely reference to the expected inclusion in Netanyahu’s future government of the far-right firebrand MK Itamar Ben Gvir.

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