Netanyahu: We have secret contacts with Arab countries
“Israel’s” prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at celebration of 44th death anniversary of Israel’s founder David Ben Gurion, stated that behind-the-scenes cooperation of Israel and Arab countries is very fruitful. Netanyahu said, “Our fruitful cooperation with Arab countries is classified, but I am sure, our relations will continue and it will allow us to enhance the peace circle”. According to Netanyahu, peace between Israel and Arab countries will be established as there are some processes under way that are not made public. However, “we will strike those who aim at us. Those who try to destroy us again will endanger their lives”, “Israel’s” prime minister stated. “Israel’s” minister of energy Yuval Steinitz also informed about secret contacts of “Israel” with Saudi Arabia. According to Steinitz, the Arab party is interested in keeping in secret such information. “We have contacts with many Muslim and Arab countries that really have concealed nature. Usually we are not the ashamed party. Generally, the adverse party is interested in concealing them. There is no principal problem for us, but “Israel” respects demands of the other party. Therefore, we keep them in secret”, Steinitz noted. Last week, “Israel’s” Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot stated that “Israel” is ready for cooperation with Saudi Arabia in order to resist Iran’s plans to “control the Middle East”. “Israel’s” Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot stated last week in his interview to Saudi Elaph newspaper that Tel Aviv was ready to exchange experience and intelligence data with Saudi Arabia and other moderate Arab states.