Philippines' Duterte shops for arms on controversial Israel trip

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Visit by president who once compared himself to Hitler marred by Holocaust remarks

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself to Hitler and his bloody war on drugs to the Holocaust, will meet the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday on a first visit by a Filipino head of state to Israel.

The hardline former mayor and prosecutor wants to buy weapons, after pivoting away from a previous reliance on US arms reduced by human rights concerns and diplomatic spats. Netanyahu’s government sold the Philippines radar and anti-tank equipment worth £16m in 2017.

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