Naftali Bennett
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Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a member of the political-security cabinet, referred Wednesday to the United States' withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran.

At the opening of the National Student and Youth Council Conference, Bennett said, "We are in a tense period facing our enemies, both close and distant.”

"If I had to summarize the policies of the Israeli government and the security establishment in this era, I would say: If one rises up to kill you - kill him first. We are stronger and more determined than Iran," the minister stressed.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said this morning after the US withdrew from the nuclear agreement that "President Trump is a courageous man and a determined leader, and proves that with strength and determination one can achieve things."

“We hope the Iranians will agree to change the agreement following the sanctions that will be enforced,” Shaked told Radio 103FM.

Last night, Former US President Barack Obama decried his successor's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

“I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake,” he wrote in a statement on Facebook.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden said that, because of Trump’s decision, the US is now on a "collision course not only with an adversary but also with our closest partners."