PM: Israel will respond with 'utmost strength' to terror

Netanyahu meets with visiting US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Caesarea; Gates: Security ties closer than they've ever been.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 25, 2011 11:24
1 minute read.
PM Netanyahu meets US Defense Secretary Gates

Netanyahu Gates 311. (photo credit: GPO)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday said that Israel is "prepared to respond with the utmost strength in order to put a stop to terror," Israel Radio reported. Netanyahu's comments came prior to a meeting with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Caesarea.

Netanyahu said that US President Barack Obama telephoned him in Moscow on Thursday, telling him that the United States stands behind Israel in the country's fight against terror.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Gates calls for bold action to reach two-state solution
PM in Moscow questions Abbas' desire to end conflict

Prior to the meeting, Gates said that security ties between Washington and Israel are closer than they have ever been.

He stated that Israel and the United States face a challenging and volatile region that allows for new opportunities.

The US defense secretary met with President Shimon Peres on Thursday and said that the United States is very concerned with the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

Gate’s visit here is his second trip to Israel as defense secretary. His first visit was in April 2007 when Amir Peretz still served as defense minister.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


Gates is on a tour throughout the Middle East reported to be part of a farewell trip ahead of his planned retirement this summer.

After meetings with Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Netahyahu, Gates was scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Friday.

During their hour-long meeting, Barak and Gates discussed ways to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge in a changing Middle East, as well as ways to ensure Israeli security so the government will feel confident to move forward with the Palestinian peace track.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN