Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, jokes to photographers as he holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle which was presented to him by former Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa at the turnover-of-command ceremony at the Camp Crame in Quezon city northeast of Manila, April 19, 2018. Bullit Marquez | AP
Birds of a Feather

Duterte’s Israel Visit Aimed at Boosting Oppressive Firepower of Both Regimes

Both the Israeli and Philippine governments have largely rejected criticism from the United Nations, with both Tel Aviv and the Duterte resorting to outright violent threats or actions against rights monitors seeking to hold either of the governments accountable.