Duterte steered clear of further controversial remarks on meeting the Israeli premier, saying they "share the same passion for peace" ahead of their working lunch.
President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) prior to their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday while Filipinos (inset) greet the 73-year-old leader on his arrival at the Ramada Hotel to meet with the Filipino community, estimated at 31,000 legally working, a lot of them living in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The countries do not recognize Israel but granted their permission for Duterte to fly over, mirroring Riyadh's allowance earlier this year for Air India to fly to Israel over its territory.
Roque made the statement in a bid to downplay an Israeli news report that Duterte brought 400 people with him to Israel. Many were screaming and clamoring to take pictures of the firebrand leader.
Official Philippine police tallies place the number of suspects killed in police-led anti-drug raids at more than 4,500 since Duterte took office in June 2016. "And in this sense Israel can expect any help that the Philippines can extend to your country", he said at a joint appearance with Netanyahu.
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President Duterte left the country on Sunday for the historic visits to Israel and Jordan. "There has been a remarkable phenomenon in Israel where thousands and thousands of families have taken heart from the support given by Filipino caretakers for the elderly".
A direct flight route between Tel Aviv and Manila that will see an increase in tourism will also be discussed.
Though it is not officially listed on his schedule, Duterte's trip to Israel is expected to focus on exploring possible arms deals. Duterte, in a speech before the Filipino community, said he does not believe in the god of his critics. Back then, he likened himself (somewhat) in his ambitions to Hitler, stating he would be "happy" to exterminate three million drug dealers and users in his country.
Duterte drew outrage that year when he compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust and himself to Hitler.
Despite the comparison, i24NEWS reported in July that an Israeli weapons manufacturer sold hundreds of assault rifles and other weapons to anti-drug police in the Philippines at the height of the anti-drugs crackdown.
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He later apologized. He is scheduled to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Monday and later a monument commemorating the Philippines' rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.
Before his departure from Manila, Duerte said he "looks forward to broader cooperation on a broad range of mutually important areas - defense and security, law enforcement, economic development, trade (and) investments and labor".
Mr Duterte has led the Philippines away from the U.S., its former colonial master, and towards closer diplomatic and business ties with China and Russian Federation.
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There was also reportedly a concert being held at the Del Mar fairgrounds tonight, but its unclear if the shooting occurred there. Gunfire rang out during the 10th and final televised horse race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sunday evening.