Netanyahu asked Australia for help to prevent International Criminal Court in The Hague from pressuring Israel

On Sunday Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu during discussions with Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop raised the possibility of Australia to defend Israel against the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Netanyahu suggested that Australia with other countries would work together in order to pressure the court to minimize the number of probes against Israel.

Bishop and Netanyahu discussed also the potential threats of the Nuclear Deal with Iran and its influence in the region and support of terrorism.

Netanyahu said that the Israeli Defense Force must have control of the West Bank. He added that it’s possible to examine security alternatives in Gaza by having international forces monitor the territory and deal with the terrorism issues. This is the first time that the Prime Minister has raised the idea publicly.

Prime Minister of Israel and Foreign Minister of Australia discussed also the cooperation in the aspects of security, intelligence, economy and technology.

After the meeting Netanyahu left Australia for the next leg of his visit – Singapore.

(GPO, pht)