PM Netanyahu: “Israel is determined to prevent Iran from entrenching itself in Syria”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a government meeting Wednesday that, “Israel is determined to prevent Iran from entrenching itself in Syria. We are working relentlessly in order to prevent Iranian precision-guided arms production in all theaters—near and far—and will continue to work for Israel’s security.”



“There are many indicators that cause satisfaction to the citizens of Israel. GNP is rising. Unemployment is declining. The credit rating is at an all-time high. The inequality index is declining. But there is one indicator that brings me – and government ministers as well, I am sure – special satisfaction.

Yesterday we were informed of important and happy news: 89% of the citizens of Israel, almost 90%, are satisfied or very satisfied with life in Israel. This is not sour news; it is a result of Israel’s citizens knowing that it is good to live in Israel.

Israel is a rising global power. Its economy is growing and flourishing. Our foreign relations are flourishing. Infrastructures are being built. Life is good in the State of Israel in every respect. Tourism is at record-levels, and so on and so forth. People simply feel that the country is moving forward, that it is good to live in Israel. Therefore almost 90% of the population says that they are either satisfied or very satisfied to live here. This causes us, temporarily, to be satisfied.

But the foregoing is insufficient. We constantly want to improve and make things better. Aside from this there is still another 11% that we need to reach.

Therefore I would like to wish all citizens of Israel a good and sweet year, that this year too will be as successful as its predecessor. May you have a good year.”