The peace between Israel and Egypt has lasted for more than three decades and our objective is to ensure that these relations will continue to exist. We are closely monitoring events in Egypt and the region and are making efforts to preserve its security and stability.
It‘s true that pro-democracy voices are being expressed – and that is positive – but we don‘t know how it will end. Even in Tunisia, where the Islamists are weak, we don‘t know how it will end. We can‘t forget that in Iran, at the end of the 1970s, the uprising against the shah was led by [pro-democracy] youths who took the streets – but this was taken over by Islamists in the end.
These documents are being taken out of context…We don‘t have something called ‘official Israeli-Palestinian minutes…When you sit with people and take notes with people, that‘s not positions.
A Hezbollah-controlled government would clearly have an impact on our bilateral relationship with Lebanon…Our bottom lines remain as they always have been…We believe that justice must be pursued and impunity for murder ended. We believe in Lebanon‘s sovereignty and an end to outside interference.
We don‘t deny that this release will, at least for a time, make the situation more difficult than it already was…None of this changes our understanding of what is at stake, or what needs to be done…We continue to believe a framework agreement is both possible and necessary. We continue to work with and engage the parties
The truth is simple. The IDF soldiers protected themselves and the state. It is not only their right but also their duty and the State of Israel supports them.