The former prime ministers of the United Kingdom and Australia, Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, have made an unannounced visit to Israel. They are reported to be meeting with President Isaac Herzog and the relatives of Hamas hostages.
Scott Morrison is notably the first Australian politician to visit Israel since the beginning of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in October. He is known for his strong pro-Israel stance during his tenure as prime minister.
In a statement to The Sydney Morning Herald, Morrison expressed his regret for the circumstances that led to the visit but emphasized his desire to show solidarity with Israel and its people. This trip also presents an opportunity for him to gain a deeper understanding of the current situation in the region.
It’s worth noting that several world leaders have visited Israel in recent weeks. While the current Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been in contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he has not made a visit to Israel since the conflict began.