Ambassador Oren: Israel protects US troops
Envoy to Washington tells CNN intel, equipment Israel gives to US helps in its war against terror
|Published:||04.04.10, 18:56 / Israel News|
Speaking in an interview with CNN, Oren said that if Israel did not exist, extremists in the region would join Al-Qaeda in its anti-American sentiment.
The ambassador said Israel supplies the US with intelligence and equipment its troops use to fight terrorists.
He defined the countries' relationship as "excellent".
Oren said Israel was waiting for the Palestinians to respond to this gesture, and that Israel was committed to discussing with them the core issues at stake.
The ambassador claimed that peace initiatives were more likely to succeed while Arab nations continued to view Iran as the central threat in the region, rather than Israel.
He added that Netanyahu was not always aware of every home approved for construction in the city. "He's not the mayor, he has a country to run," Oren said.