Chairman Avigdor Lieberman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee said, Monday morning, "We are living in a most turbulent time period." Responding to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's review of the security situation, he said, "What bothered me the most is not the region but the European Union, which decided on June 4, not to include Hizbullah on its list of terrorist organizations." Lieberman claimed that "Not including Hizbullah exclusion on the list of terrorist organizations will make the European Union irrelevant from Israel's point of view."
Lieberman has ruled that members of the committee will not be exposed to classified material during committee meetings, following the leak of material presented at a security review by director Yoram Cohen of the Shabak (Shin Bet) Israel Security Agency (General Security Services). According to the leaked information, Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority does not believe a peace agreement can be reached with Israel.