Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attended a Rosh Hashanah toast with the IDF General Staff Forum and made the following remarks:
"We live in an explosive and stormy region. Its explosions and storms are increasing. The strength of the IDF has helped ensure that we are an island of stability amidst the storms. From time to time, actions have been necessary and they were carried out with great success. Israeli citizens must know what I know – that we can rely on the IDF. There are those who know how to do the work. I wish soldiers, commanders and their families a happy, sweet and safe Rosh Hashanah."