Syria was in the spotlight, Thursday afternoon, when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Air Force Flight Academy graduation ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Force Base, in which new pilots received their wings. He said, "We all see what is happening in Syria. The Syrian Air Force has attacked hundreds of Syrian civilians and they do not hesitate to use any means. Israel is monitoring developments in Syria and will do its utmost against this threat and against all threats."
Netanyahu continued, "Pilots, today you become part of the long arm of the State of Israel. We have greatly strengthened the muscles in this arm. Israel's hand is extended in peace to those who seek peace, and to those who threaten us – they should know that our long arm will strike forcefully in order to defend the State of Israel."