From Ynet News:
President Shimon Peres published a greeting for the Jewish New Year: "I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope from the bottom of my heart that this is a year of peace and security, a year of prosperity," the president said. "We are standing today before difficult security challenges," Peres noted, "they must not be taken lightly but they must not instill us with fear.
From Ynet News
: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized certain American columnists saying that they "set a new standard for human stupidity" for writing that a nuclear Iran may "stabilize the Middle East." According to Netanyahu: "Since the advent of nuclear weapons you've had countries that have had access to nuclear weapons who always made a careful calculation of cost and benefit but Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism.
For months before the most recent attacks on U.S. embassies in North African states, Foreign Ministry and U.S. State Department officials had been arguing over developments in these countries. Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt.