Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at FADC 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Minister Binyamin was expected to tell the Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee Monday he is considering renewing the transfer of tax
funds to the Palestinian Authority. Israel stopped the transfers last
month after the Palestinians were accepted as a full member to the UN's
cultural agency.Following decades of military rule in the Arab world, "We have an unstable reality ahead of us," he added
An official close to the Prime Minister's Office
said that the Palestinians have slowed down their unilateral actions,
which was a major part of the new consideration.
'Israeli withholding of tax funds incapacitating PA'
Vice PM: Libya is new source for smuggled arms to Gaza
Speaking to the committee, Netanyahu warned that an "Islamic wave" is washing
over the Arab world. "This is not good for us."
it is not possible to know how long it will take until the region
stabilizes, the prime minister said, "We must behave cautiously. This is
not the time for hasty actions."
In post-Gaddafi Libya, he said,
"there is a large stockpile of weapons that is leaking out (of the
country) and reaching our area," something he said has ramifications on
Israel's security needs.
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Addressing the situation in Egypt, which
on Monday began holding its first parliamentary elections since the
fall of former president Hosni Mubarak, Netanyahu said, "We hope to
stabilize the peace treaty and we are working on that with the
Americans."JPost.com staff contributed to this report
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