The diplomatic-security cabinet convened Tuesday in a Mossad facility for an annual report on Israel’s geostrategic status in the Middle East.

According to the report, Israel’s status in the Middle East has improved over the past year, especially in light of developments in the region, including Syria’s loss of chemical and ballistic capabilities, inner conflicts in Lebanon between Hezbollah and other factions, and the halt to the development of the Egyptianarmy as a result of Egypt’s focus on domestic affairs.

As per Israel’s ties with the Palestinian Authority, sources estimate that despite the fact that PA President Mahmoud Abbas is gaining from the diplomatic process with Jerusalem, it is not at all certain that he can make the decision to sign an agreement with Israel. […]