K.S. Rajan (8 Feb 2012)

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, sit on either
side of Qatar's Emit Sheikh Hamad as they sign a unity agreement in Doha on Monday
Photo / Thaer Ghanaim, PPO via Reuters
Israel's PM says it will be impossible to hold peace talks if the Palestinians go through with a new reconciliation deal. He said that Abbas has chosen to "abandon the way of peace" by reaching a power-sharing deal with Hamas. "It is either peace with Hamas or peace with Israel. You can't have them both." stated Netanyahu.
Netanyahu Says Military Strength Guarantees Israeli Security
Photo / Baz Ratner, Getty Images
Regarding turmoil in neighboring Arab states and threats from Iran, Netanyahu stated, "In such a region, the only thing that ensures our existence, security and prosperity is our strength. We are obligated to continue to develop the military, economic and social strength of the state of Israel