2012 - Press releases and Statements
Opening of national youth cyberwarfare program31 Dec 2012PM Netanyahu: "We are one of the world's leaders in the field of cybernetics and we must maintain this position; therefore, we will continue to cultivate the generation of the future."
Cabinet communique30 Dec 2012The Cabinet approved the significant expansion of the health basket by NIS 300 million to include medicines and medical technologies for preventative and therapeutic treatment.
Fourth MFA Heads of Missions Conference to be held in Jerusalem27 Dec 2012Israel’s ambassadors and consuls general serving throughout the world will discuss wide-ranging diplomatic and strategic issues at a conference to be held next week in Jerusalem.
PM Netanyahu's Christmas greeting, 201224 Dec 2012In Israel there is a strong and growing Christian community that participates fully in the life of our country. Israel is proud of its record of religious tolerance and pluralism, and will continue to protect freedom of religion for all.
Cabinet communique23 Dec 2012PM Netanyahu: We are monitoring developments in Syria. We are cooperating with the US and, together with the international community, are taking the necessary measures to prepare ourselves for the possibility of far-reaching changes in the regime.
Christmas in Bethlehem23 Dec 2012Israel has taken measures to ensure a safe environment, smooth access and movement for the many worshippers and tourists who come to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem.
President Peres wishes Christians a Merry Christmas20 Dec 2012"It is for me a privilege, as president of the State of Israel, to send profound wishes on behalf of all of Israel for a Happy Christmas to the whole Christian world and to express the hope that the Middle East may enter an era of peace and prosperity."
Israel-Russia strategic dialogue20 Dec 2012Annual meeting on strategic issues held between the two states
PM Netanyahu meets with Asian and Pacific ambassadors to Israel19 Dec 2012PM Netanyahu: Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. All Israeli governments have built in Jerusalem. We're not going to change that.
PM Netanyahu meets with Estonian PM Andrus Ansip18 Dec 2012PM Netanyahu: Forces led by Iran are trying to make their way and to seize control of areas throughout the Middle East. This creates a partnership of all those who want to assure the advance of progress, modernity and peace.