"'Occupation' is bull. There are countries that have conquered and replaced entire populations and the world keeps silent. Strength is the key, it makes all the difference in our policy towards the Arab world."
Netanyahu stressed that concessions are perceived as weakness in the Middle East . "As opposed to the perception that concessions promote agreements with the Arabs, they would only bring minor and short-term changes—nothing more.
"The right thing to do is to make progress through common interests, which are based on technological strength," the premier explained.
In addition, Netanyahu addressed the resumption of US sanctions against Iran that came into effect on Monday.
"This day is an historic day. Today is the day Washington imposed the toughest sanctions Iran has ever known, in an attempt to halt its aggression," Netanyahu stressed.
"I would like to again thank US President Donald Trump for the courageous, determined and important decision. I think it contributes to stability, security and peace in the region.
"We can already witness the influence of these sanctions—Iran is already reducing its budgets, funding aggression elements in and outside its territory," he concluded.