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President Peres said the US is right to arm the Syrian opposition. Housing Minister Ariel said Israel has ceased all new housing construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to help revive peace talks with the Palestinians. Defense Minister Ya'alon warned that Iran may seek to use the recent presidential election to advance the Iranian nuclear program.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel will not be "deluding" itself over Hassan Rouhani's electoral victory in Iran. Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to resume economic ties, which had been suspended since November.
Defense Minister Ya'alon praised Egyptian efforts to stem smuggling attempts between Egypt and Gaza. Ya'alon also said that Israeli intervention in the Syrian civil war would be counterproductive. Authorities discovered two Palestinians trying to enter Israel via a tunnel under the security barrier in the West Bank. Israeli authorities fear such tunnels may be used to kidnap Israelis.
Israeli authorities arrested a Palestinian affiliated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad in possession of explosives. While in Poland, Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is prepared to do whatever is necessary to prevent a second Holocaust.
The head of the Mossad, Tamir Pardo, recently visited Turkey to meet with the country's intelligence officials. While in Poland, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the EU cannot be "indifferent" to the fact that Hezbollah murdered people on European soil. Israeli pilots at a base in the north of the country said they were training for a variety of threats that could emerge from Syria and Lebanon.
Intelligence Minister Steinitz warned that Iran is quickly approaching the red line set by Prime Minister Netanyahu at the UN. Netanyahu said Israeli authorities have thwarted five suicide bombings as well as over 30 abduction attempts by Palestinian terror groups thus far this year.
Intelligence Minister Steinitz said Bashar al Assad may prevail in the ongoing civil war in Syria. Former Foreign Minister Lieberman slammed the EU for not yet designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Palestinian preconditions for negotiations are "an insurmountable obstacle."
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran has increased its cyber efforts against Israel. Hamas and Hezbollah have also tried to conduct cyberattacks against Israel, Netanyahu said. The Navy recently concluded an exercise dealing with maritime terrorism.
Defense Minister Ya'alon said that Russia will not supply Syria with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles before 2014. Ya'alon previously said Israel would "know what to do" if they arrived in Syria. Ya'alon also confirmed that Israel is operating a field hospital near the border with Syria.