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Netanyahu: Israel peaceful, self-assured

Day after Obama declared he'll seek congressional approval for Syria strike, PM says 'our enemies have very good reasons not to test us'

Omri Efraim
Published: 09.01.13, 12:03 / Israel News

In his first comments after President Barack Obama announced he will seek congressional approval for a strike in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that "Israel is peaceful and has faith in itself."

 

He further noted that "the citizens of Israel know we are prepared for any scenario. They should also know that our enemies have very good reasons not to test us. They know why."

 

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Tourism Minister Uzi Landau also commented on the matter before entering Sunday's cabinet meeting. Asked whether he trusts Obama, Landau said: "I trust Israel's might and capabilities and God Almighty. The American president has spoken and we must resume our daily routine."

 

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The minister also addressed recent lines in gas mask distribution centers. "What's happening is panic among a handful of Israel's citizens," he said. "It happened because politicians, Knesset members and others talk too much."

 

 

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