At the weekly Cabinet meeting today :
1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks:
"Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran. There is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, whether at the start of the agreement or as a condition for the lifting of sanctions. Yesterday we saw the military parade in Tehran and Iran’s exhibition of weapons to the world. Every year the missiles are bigger and enhanced – in accuracy, strength and deadliness; however, one thing does not change. What does not change is the inscription ‘Death to Israel’ on the missiles. Against the threats that I have described, Israel will do whatever is necessary to defend the security of the state and its citizens."
2. Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and senior Foreign Ministry officials briefed ministers on the Israel pavilion at Expo 2015, due to open on May 1 in Milan.
3. The Cabinet approved
a system of indicators vis-à-vis quality-of-life, sustainability and national resilience designed to serve as a supplementary guage for the national accounts system and to assist in more qualitative and informed government decision-making processes.