Lieberman responds to MKs’ questions in Knesset: Arab countries know Israel isn’t a threat

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman answered questions in front of the Knesset today. During the hour-long session, Knesset members asked Lieberman questions about several topics including the recently severed ties between Arab countries and Qatar.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stood on the Knesset stage today (Monday) for the hour-long question and answer session that each Israeli government minister is required to conduct. When Lieberman was asked about the Arab countries severing their ties with Qatar, the Defense Minister said that it is clear to everyone, including the Arab countries, that the true threat in the Middle East is not Israel or Zionism, but rather terrorism.

“The Arab countries that severed [their] ties with Qatar didn’t do so because of Israel, but rather because of their fear of radical Islamic terrorism,” Lieberman stated. “It opens many opportunities for cooperation in the war on terrorism. We saw the US President visiting Saudi Arabia and he first and foremost spoke about a coalition against terror.”

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“The State of Israel is more than open to cooperating and the ball is currently on the other side,” Lieberman continued. “Any attempt to make a connection between the Palestinian issue and ties between Israel and the moderate Arab states is an incorrect approach.”



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