Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed The Jerusalem Post's Diplomatic Conference in the capital on Wednesday, saying that Israel's expertise in technology and fighting terror was leading the world to the realization that the Jewish state is not the obstacle to peace.
"I am supremely optimistic , I've never been more hopeful, I'm hopeful about Israel, our region, peace, even the UN, can you imagine that?" Netanyahu asked.
The prime minister said that countries were looking to Israel for help in fighting terror and in doing technological business. Among these states are Arab nations, Netanyahu said.
"Our relations with the Arab world are rapidly changing. They don't see Israel as an enemy, but as an indispensable ally in the fight against radical Islam," Netanyahu said.