PM Netanyahu meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
PM Netanyahu meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Chaim Tzach/GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Wednesday (Wednesday) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

During their meeting, Netanyahu presented Abe with the materials from the recently exposed Iranian nuclear archive.

"Iran has kept all its plans," said Netanyahu. "Someone who does not want nuclear weapons does not make plans [for such weapons] and certainly does not keep them. This is a bad agreement that was based on Iran's lies and deception."

Netanyahu also condemned the anti-Semitic remarks by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who blamed Jews for bringing the Holocaust on themselves in a speech Ramallah at a rare session of the Palestinian National Council Monday.

Netanyahu said that Abbas remarks showed "the real reason there is no peace."

During their meeting, the two leaders discussed advancing common interests in many areas. The two agreed that direct flights from Japan to Israel should be promoted, which would increase the entry of tourists, investments and businesses. Abe also invited Netanyahu to visit Japan for a reciprocal visit.

Netanyahu told his Japanese counterpart: "This is your second visit to Israel, and my last visit to Japan was outstanding. We saw the tremendous growth in Japanese investments in Israel and Israeli investments in Japan and the technological opportunities [those investments create]."

Abe said in response: "I hope the Prime Minister will return to Japan in the near future and I am also very happy to mention that there is a dramatic increase in the Japanese investments in Israel under my government. I [also] brought with me a business delegation from Japan to Israel. I hope you will have fruitful discussions with the business leaders at the summit meetings we plan to hold, and I also hope that we will see more mutual investments."

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