- President Duterte has made his historic visit in Israel on Sunday
- Haaretz, a newspaper publication, has labelled the President as an 'unwanted guest' in Israel
- Duterte has made a negative remark to the Jewish groups for comparing himself to Adolf Hitler
As President Duterte made his historic visit in a Jewish state in Israel, not everyone was pleased by the turn out of the event.
Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper publication has labelled President Duterte as an “unwanted guest” in their editorial section. They even described the President’s visit as a “shameful diplomatic stain.”
As reported by Philippine Star, the publication has learned about President Duterte’s controversial war on drugs and that he was accused of violating human rights.
According to Haaretz, “In exchange for a mess of pottage—abstaining or supporting Israel in a few UN votes—a controversial leader has won a warm embrace from Israel. In the process, he has also won public absolution for his anti-Semitic remarks,”
“Israel has never been choosy in its international relations. In fact, it has an impressive record of relations with dubious regimes and leaders, and its weapons sales to the very worst regimes have been previously reported. Under the shadow of Duterte’s visit, Israel once again proves it's willing to overlook leaders' human rights violations for the sake of opportunities for arms deals and defense contracts," said in the editorial.
Duterte made a statement in 2016 that compared himself to Adolf Hitler who slaughtered millions of Jews. This left a negative remark to Jewish groups, United Nations and Germany. Haaretz, then, pointed out that Duterte will visit Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center to honor the Filipinos who saved the Jews during the tragedy.
UPDATE: President Duterte was also able to make good use of his visit to Israel as Filipino and Israeli businesses were able to strike 21 business deals which are worth $82.9 million, according to ABS-CBN News.
The report added that 790 jobs will be available to Filipinos due to the business deals.
“I know that you are for the return of your investments and if you do not dream of profits, then do not go into business. And that I said they are making profits...
“I will husband it --- your project --- whatever it is. There will be no corruption. There will be no harassments, no nothing. It's an ordinary day-to-day government business that you have to follow. And if you can do that and if you go there, tell me," the President promised.
In a previous report by KAMI, the President went emotional as the Filipino community welcomed him in Israel. He shared that it was overwhelming to see his fellow Filipinos.
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