Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in a special video on his YouTube channel, greets Israeli Muslims and Muslims around the world on the occasion of the start of Ramadan.

In his message, Prime Minister Netanyahu again calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return immediately to negotiations without pre-conditions and expressed his desire – against the background of the "Arab Spring" revolutions – for democracy and peace throughout the Middle East.  In this context, the Prime Minister notes that Israelis, who are familiar with democracy, could serve as a beacon of light to residents of the region who are also aspiring to freedom.