Lieberman: Egypt is Israel’s Most Important Ally in the Middle East

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. (Photo: File)

Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Egypt is his country’s best ally in the Middle East as it is more serious than other countries.

Lieberman added that more considerations should be borne in mind with regards to Israel’s reconciliation deal with Turkey, in order not to impact Israel’s relationship with Egypt, Greece and Cyprus.

He noted that there should be no problem with Turkish aid getting into Gaza, “as long as everything is monitored by Israel.”

Lieberman added that Hamas seeks to have its own crossing into Gaza that is not monitored by Israel.

He affirmed that Israel is building a wall in order to stop tunnels in Gaza, noting that the budget for the project will be used by the end of the year and a new budget should be allocated for the project in 2017 and 2018.

Regarding his decision to stop broadcasting a radio program on Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, Lieberman said, “This cannot happen, except if he is portrayed as an enemy, such as the Mufti of Jerusalem (the late Amin Al-Hussaini).

(PC, Palestine Today)

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