Deputy Minister for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, MK Ayoob Kara (Likud), said Israel had received messages from radical Muslim states with which it does not have diplomatic relations saying they would back any Israeli or US move against Iran.
"These are positive, secretive messages which say that they will support any move," Kara said at a cultural event in Beersheba Saturday. "They have conveyed clear messages that they are concerned about the Iranian problem."
He refused to name the states involved, but said there was a "wall to wall coalition" of Muslim nations against the Islamic Republic.
Kara also spoke of Israeli-Syrian relations, and said that "we must create economic interests between the two states in order to increase Syrian interest in negotiations". He added that "high-ranking defense officials" had approved his idea to send a delegation to Syria in order to discuss the importation of water to Israel.
A few days ago 10,000 tons of apple trees were exported from the Golan Heights to Syria. Regarding this the deputy minister said, "We may be able to create trade between the two countries based on apple trees for water."