Netanyahu Welcomes ‘New Era’ of Ties Between Israel and Argentina

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The Jerusalem Post reports: BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s attitude toward Israel has gone from the hostility of the period of the rule of Nestor Kirchner and later his wife, Cristina, from 2003 to 2015, to one of genuine friendship under current President Mauricio Macri, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, shortly after meeting the president here.

“What happened here is that a new era has begun,” Netanyahu told reporters during a briefing. He said that Macri, who is trying to change Argentina’s overly regulated and centralized economy, is looking to Israel as an example.

Economic issues, rather than diplomatic ones dominated their meeting, he said, noting that the Palestinians were not discussed once.

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