Netanyahu seeks UK support against ‘militant Islam’


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought Britain’s cooperation to “turn back the tide of militant Islam” as he met Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday.

“The Middle East is disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam: The militant Sunnis led by ISIS and the militant Shias led by Iran,” said Netanyahu as he began talks with Cameron at Downing Street.

“And I believe that we can cooperate in practical ways to roll back the tide of militant Islam both in the Middle East and in Africa altogether.”

ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State extremist group, which has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Three things were on the agenda at the talks, according to Netanyahu: security, peace and technology.

The Israeli leader said he was willing to “immediately” resume negotiations with the Palestinians, “with no conditions whatsoever”.