Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool
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Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday were preparing to celebrate the centenary of a British declaration that ultimately led to the foundation of the state of Israel.The declaration is seen as a precursor to Israel's creation in 1948 and the anniversary is a joyous occasion for Israelis but is contentious for many Palestinians who say it led to hundreds of thousands fleeing or being forced from their homes.At the dinner, May is also set to call for "a renewed resolve to support a lasting peace that is in the interests of both Israelis and Palestinians -- and in the interests of us all.
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