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Visiting British PM offers support to Israel

ROCK SOLID COMMITMENT:David Cameron said he would fight efforts to boycott or ‘delegitimize’ Israel, but he also urged the nation to imagine what peace could do for it

AP, JERUSALEM

Netanyahu used the episode to play up what he says is the threat from Iran, which Israel and the West believe is trying to develop nuclear weapons capability. Iran denies the charge.

Cameron condemned what he called Iran’s “despicable” attempt to smuggle weapons into Gaza and the repeated rocket fire from that territory. Shortly after his speech, Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel.

Cameron also criticized what he said was a history by the Palestinian government in the West Bank of venerating people who have carried out attacks on Israelis.

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