"Israel" is enjoying a greater level of cooperation today with the Arab world than it has ever had in its history, "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.
Netanyahu said the cooperation today with countries in the Arab world is actually greater than it was when Tel Aviv signed agreements with Egypt and Jordan.
In practice, he said, there is cooperation in "different ways" and "at different levels," though it is not public. And even though it is not public, "it is much larger than any other period in ‘Israel's' history. It's a huge change."
Netanyahu said that the "Israeli" entity today is "in a different place" than before. He said that the alliance with the United States is "stronger than ever" and that - in addition - there are strong ties with Europe, with openings being made in Eastern Europe.
"There are great breakthroughs on all the continents; our return to Africa and the expansion of our technical assistance there is leading to a great deal of interest on the continent," he said. He added that important breakthroughs were made this past year in Asia as well - China, India and Japan - as well as with the Muslim countries there, especially Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, which he visited in December.
Bibi also praised a "great change" with Russia, which he said was of great importance in terms of connecting economic and cultural interests, and also - referring to the situation in Syria - because of the strategic importance of coordinating with Moscow.
Referring to his upcoming trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, before going to the UN General Assembly in New York, Netanyahu said that Latin America was a "huge market in a large bloc of important countries."
This breakthrough, he said, was made possible because a basic assumption - that the world will open to the "Israeli" entity only if there is an agreement with the Palestinians - has proven false. Such an agreement, which Netanyahu said the entity wants, will help "Israel's" standing in the world, "but the world opens without it."
He said this is happening because the "Israeli" entity is developing two strengths, which are leading to a third. It is cultivating its economic-technological power, which enables it to nurture unique military-intelligence capabilities, and that combination leads to diplomatic strength.
"The whole world is changing," he said. "This does not mean that it is changing in international forums, at the UN, or UNESCO. But what we have here is a tremendous change that is happening despite, unfortunately, the Palestinians still not having changed their conditions for a diplomatic arrangement that are unacceptable to a large part of the public."
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team