PM Netanyahu to head to Latin America
PM Netanyahu at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting:
“I am leaving today on an historic visit to Latin America. This will be the first time since the establishment of the State of Israel that a sitting Prime Minister will have visited South America and Central America. I will be visiting Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, and I will also meet with the President of Paraguay.
In Argentina and Mexico, I will be joined by delegations from Israeli companies in order to develop reciprocal economic relations between the countries. We are, in effect, doing what we are doing in Asia, Africa, Australia, Eastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean basin and around the world. This visit will strengthen our economic, security and technological ties with Latin America and it constitutes a continuation of the strengthening of Israel’s international position, a systematic process that we are successfully leading.
Today the Cabinet will be briefed by the director of the Israel Security Agency. Israelis are not aware of everything the ISA does, In July and August, the ISA thwarted over 70 terrorist cells that were planning attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. I would like to express deep gratitude to the ISA personnel and to all those involved in this important work on behalf of the security of Israel.”