Philippines’ Duterte Visit Sparks Debate Over Israel’s Diplomacy

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TEL AVIV—Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival Sunday night is the latest in a line of populist strongmen Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has courted as he seeks to elevate his tiny nation’s place in the world and press the sale of Israeli technology and arms.

Mr. Netanyahu is drawing closer to a host of controversial world leaders, from Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. The visits have set off a debate in Israel over Mr. Netanyahu’s…



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