"We are sending a clear message to the world here," one official told the Israeli daily on condition of anonymity. "Israel will not boycott Iran - unlike Iran, which chooses to boycott Israel."
The sources explained that Ya'alon arrived early for his speech on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) and decided to sit in on the conference. "The Minister wanted to hear things firsthand, and didn't leave the room," an official stated. "He just wanted to hear the Iranian position."