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Netanyahu Invites New Ukrainian Jewish President to Israel

Netanyahu Invites New Ukrainian Jewish President to Israel

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called Ukraine’s newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky and extended an invitation to him to visit Israel.

Netanyahu also “thanked outgoing Ukrainian President Poroshenko for his friendship toward the State of Israel and the Jewish people,” he added.

“We look forward to working with President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky to advance our two nations’ shared goal of a secure, prosperous, democratic and free Ukraine,” she said.

Zelensky’s appointment means the Ukraine is the only country in the world outside of Israel to have both a Jewish president and a Jewish prime minister.

In 2016, Netanyahu canceled the visit of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to Israel after Kiev voted to pass an anti-settlements resolution at the UN Security Council.

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