Netanyahu: Events in Tunisia Show Why Ironclad Security Deal Necessary

(Prime Minister's Office) Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday: "The region in which we live is unstable....If there is one conclusion, one clear lesson that arises from all that we see around us, it is that we need to lay the foundations of security in any agreement that we make." "We cannot simply say 'We are signing a peace agreement,' close our eyes, and say 'We did it,' because we do not know with any clarity that the peace will indeed be honored. We would increase any agreement's chances of being honored by including within it stable and solid security arrangements." "But there is another reason why we insist on peace agreements with a very strong security infrastructure and this is because peace can unravel. It could be that there are regime, and other, changes that may not be expected today, but which could happen tomorrow." "Therefore, this government's policy is to bind peace and security together because security ensures peace and protects the State of Israel should it unravel."

2011-01-17 07:38:44

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