Cameron meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem as world leaders urge Israel not to retaliate after Iran attack

David Cameron met Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday 17 April, as world leaders urged Israel’s prime minister not to retaliate after Iran launched a revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a regionwide war.

The UK’s foreign secretary told broadcasters “It’s clear the Israelis are making a decision to act” but he hopes it will do so “in a way that is smart as well as tough”.

Lord Cameron added his main aim was to “focus the eyes of the world back on the hostage situation” and urged Hamas to agree to a temporary ceasefire agreement.