Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu contrasted the behavior of Israel and its neighbors, Monday morning, during ceremonies to dedicate the new Golani Interchange, west of Tiberias. He said, "We have very great tasks in light of what is occurring throughout our region both near and far. While they shoot at each other, we build for each other. Our state is peaceful, certain of the strength of the IDF and sure of itself because it knows that it can defend itself."
Referring to the upcoming holidays for the Jewish month of Tishrei, Netanyahu told those present, "I will not allow anyone to harm the State of Israel. I ask you to go out and enjoy the holiday and if someone thinks of harming the tranquility of the holiday, he knows what awaits him."