Netanyahu and Sara before departure
Netanyahu and Sara before departure Kobi Gidon/GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening left for Britain to attend an event marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration.

Before boarding the plane at Ben Gurion Airport, Netanyahu said: "I look forward to my visit to London. We’re going to mark a very important centenary – 100 years for the declaration of the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the right of the Jewish people for their national home in this land. I very much appreciate this gesture by the Prime Minister of Britain and the Government of Great Britain.

“The Palestinians say that the Balfour Declaration was a tragedy. It wasn’t a tragedy. What has been tragic is their refusal to accept this 100 years later. I hope they change their mind, because if they do they can move forward finally to making peace between our two peoples.

Netanyahu also said that “In my meeting with Prime Minister May, I intend to raise concrete suggestions on how to deal with the failed aspects of the Iran nuclear agreement.”