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Netanyahu: New Government's Top Priority Is Israel's Security

As Israel’s newest government has at last been formed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gathered his new ministers yesterday. Israel Hayom reports that Netanyahu emphasized that the top priority for the government will remain Israel’s security:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “This government has been established at a time of great challenges and opportunities. Our first challenge is to ensure the security of Israel in the face of accumulating threats around us. Radical Islam is lapping at all our borders, nearly all in the form of factions and forces led by Iran and other radical elements. At the same time, aided by the agreement proposed to it, Iran is making progress in achieving a nuclear weapon. All the enemies of Israel know that in the face of these threats, we have red lines.”

Netanyahu went on to say that, as of now, Israel has been able to stay out of the turmoil sweeping through the Middle East. “We will continue to guard the security of Israel,” the prime minister vowed. “The threats in the region also create opportunities. Many states around us have common interests with us, they see eye to eye with us on the dangers, and they see Israel as central partner in fending them off. We will make every effort to translate this cooperation into processes for stability and peace, including attempts to reach a responsible diplomatic settlement with the Palestinians, which will safeguard Israel’s essential interests. We will continue to promote deeper ties with the U.S. administration and the American people. Even at times of disagreements, this bond is stronger than any difference of opinion.”

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