Recently, we have succeeded in dismantling extensive terrorist infrastructure and planning, but we must fight this war every day anew.
Our security forces are working around the clock to protect the citizens of Israel and target terrorist infrastructure anytime, anywhere.
On behalf of the Government and State of Israel, I send my condolences to the families of those murdered and my wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.
We are relentlessly fighting terrorism with the full might of the IDF, ISA, and all the security forces.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid made the following statement this evening, regarding the attack in Türkiye:
“On behalf of the Government of Israel, I send my condolences to the people of Türkiye following today’s heinous terrorist attack in Istanbul.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a number of diplomatic and security meetings and discussions this morning, following which he ordered the preparation of a range of security and diplomatic responses to the Palestinian move at the United Nations.
PM Lapid: "We call upon on all the countries that supported yesterday’s proposal to reconsider their position and oppose it when it’s voted upon in the General Assembly. The way to resolve the conflict does not pass through the corridors of the UN or other international bodies."
This step will not change the reality on the ground, nor will it help the Palestinian people in any way; it may even result in an escalation. Supporting this move is a prize for terrorist organizations and the campaign against Israel.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid:
“Israel strongly rejects the Palestinian resolution at the United Nations.
This is another unilateral Palestinian move which undermines the basic principles for resolving the conflict and may harm any possibility for a future process.
PM Lapid: I want to thank everyone who took part in this effort: FIFA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Transportation, the National Security Council, and Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz, who coordinated our efforts
PM Lapid: Great news for football fans and all Israelis. After hard work over the course of many months, we have arranged for Israeli citizens to be able to fly to the World Cup in Qatar on direct flights, and the opening of an Israeli office in Qatar to provide services to fans.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid at the @IDF Officers Course Graduation Ceremony:
"We will not hesitate to use force to protect the well-being of our people. Our enemies must know that at any given moment, we are stronger, smarter, and tougher than them.”
PM Lapid: "If we do not learn the lesson. What we must learn from Yitzhak Rabin's life and death is that loving our homeland is first and foremost loving those who live together with you in that homeland.
May his memory be for a blessing."
We owe it to Yitzhak Rabin, not to give up. To never, ever, ever give up. To fight for the common good. To not let this country disintegrate into angry tribes. I am not ready for this country to collapse due to infighting and hatred, because I know how that ends.
Our democracy may not appear in scripture, but this ceremony is a reminder that our democracy is sanctified in blood. Yitzhak Rabin was murdered by someone who violent incitement made believe that he need not accept the voters’ decision. This too we must remember and not forget.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid: "We are here together. Religious and secular, right-wing, left-wing and centrist. Our differences of opinion are deep, they are real and sometimes necessary, but above all else – we have a shared responsibility.
PM Lapid at the state memorial ceremony for Yitzhak & Leah Rabin:
"Rabin's murder was an attempt at assassinating the very notion of us living together. We barely survived it, but the wounds have not yet healed. It is our job to heal them every day anew."
Prime Minister Yair Lapid:
The thoughts and prayers of all Israelis are with the people of India following yesterday’s devastating bridge collapse in Gujarat. I send my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, and my wishes for a swift recovery to the wounded.
PM Lapid received an overview of the gas production process which began last Wednesday from Energean Israel CEO Shaul Tzemach. The PM visited the control room and spoke with the company’s Israeli workers, and went up to the observation point overlooking the platform and the area.
On behalf of the State of Israel, Prime Minister Yair Lapid sends his deepest condolences to the people of the Republic of Korea following last night’s tragedy in Seoul.
The thoughts and prayers of all Israelis are with the Korean people at this difficult time.
I share in the sorrow of the family of the man who was murdered in the attack. There are no words that can console them at this difficult time. I wish the wounded a swift recovery.
We will use all the tools at our disposal and will not allow terrorism to rear its head.
Prime Minister Lapid: "It wouldn't have been possible without you and without the support of @POTUS@JoeBiden who was there for us all the way. His commitment to Israel is deeply appreciated and your commitment to the whole process is deeply appreciated."
Prime Minister Yair Lapid met this evening with US mediator @amoshochstein, following the approval of the maritime agreement between Israel and Lebanon at this morning's Cabinet meeting and PM Lapid's signing of the agreement.
Prime Minister Lapid at the special Cabinet meeting:
"This agreement strengthens Israel’s security and freedom of action against Hezbollah and threats to our north. There is rare consensus in the security establishment regarding the agreement's necessity"
Prime Minister Yair Lapid has signed the agreement on a maritime boundary between Israel and Lebanon, alongside Israel’s negotiating team.
The Israel delegation, led by Energy Ministry Director General Lior Schillat, has left for the signing ceremony at Naqoura.
PM Lapid told the commanders:
"We will not hesitate to take action against terrorism anytime, anywhere. The citizens of Israel will sleep better tonight knowing that you and your forces are out in the field. Take care of your people and continue defending our country.
Prime Minister Lapid spoke with IDF, ISA and Israel National Counter-Terrorism Unit commanders who took part in last night's operation in Nablus.
PM Lapid praised the commanders and thanked them for the joint operation and inter-agency cooperation.
We will not permit the existence of terrorist orgs that attack Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.
The targeting of the head of the "Lion's Den" organization, Waddia Al-Houh, with additional terrorists, last night in Nablus, is the result of joint efforts by the security forces.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid:
"Our goal was and remains to strike hard and continuously at terrorists and those who dispatch them in Jenin, Nablus and wherever terrorism takes root; we will not relent even for a moment.
Prime Minister Lapid at the beginning of his meeting with Prime Minister Rutte:
"On Thursday, we are going to sign an agreement with Lebanon. We have to work together to find medium-term and long-term solutions for green energy and renewable energy.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid met today with Prime Minister of The Netherlands @markrutte.
They met privately and then held an expanded meeting with their teams; Energy Minister Karine Elharrar took part in the expanded meeting.
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Prime Minister Lapid: "Iran is a shared threat to both Israel and Albania. We saw this during the recent Iranian cyber attacks against Albania. Israel will assist as much as possible in the effort against Iran. We see this as a national interest and an historical obligation."