Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon met with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the international security conference. Ya'alon said: "The US is Israel's greatest ally, and we hold a deep appreciation towards the country. We have shared values, shared interests and a strong relationship, that overpower the differences."
Ya'alon added: "The global jihad phenomenon in the Middle East is very alarming and threatens the stability and security in the region and in areas beyond." (Elior Levy)