Israeli Foreign Ministry Stresses Common Israeli-Arab Interests

(Jerusalem Post) Nathan Wise - In an interview with the Saudi-owned Elaph online newspaper, Israel Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold said, "History teaches that when Israel signs a peace treaty with the Arabs, Israel honors the treaty forever." Gold said Israel views Arab states with great importance and that it has an interest to reach agreements with them. He stressed the use of technology and resources to create a better Middle East. He also spoke of the common interests between Israel and the Arab states, including meeting the threats of a nuclear armed Iran and the Islamic State. Gold accused Iran of trying to gain a foothold in Lebanon, Syria and in Gaza to threaten Israel from the south, north and east, and argued that Iran, in the Persian Gulf, was trying to gain similar footholds in Yemen, Bahrain and Kuwait, as well as in Iraq through the use of Shi'ite militias.

2015-12-29 00:00:00

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