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Tension certainly boiling over and make -- mistake.
If this cease -- doesn't hold in Israel goes -- -- the global impact will be felt right here in the US bizarre story.
Joining me now in a Fox Business exclusive is -- times Schwartz senior advisor to the mayor of Tel Aviv.
Eight -- thank you so much for being with that's and I wanna get right to -- A cease fire.
It's certainly good news but what is your take on the terms.
Well actually is quite interest in because that he said we signed a cease fire but since a cease fire was signed.
It was several rockets that were launched Dodd to Israel by the Hamas militants.
After the cease fire came into effect for the path that -- things have been pretty quiet and we really hope it continues this way.
So do you feel like they've violated it already.
Well I guess you can call it that is -- you know he signed a document and then you don't abide to the terms.
But you know we're dealing here with a band -- terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
Who's -- political ideologies to kill as many women and children as they can so we have to take everything they do with a grain of salt.
Nevertheless we do wind I -- southern border to be peaceful and calm vote and that is why we signed the cease -- with them and we truly hope that they.
Stand up to the terms -- -- committed to.
Yeah let's talk about the terms for a second Israel agreed to stop all -- sea -- air hostilities in Gaza and not target.
On Palestinian factions in Gaza said they would stop hostilities against Israel including rocket attacks and attacks along the border.
Did the terms if there abided by an obvious it is -- question about that but did the terms seem -- TO.
Well let's put it this way that you know our supreme goal is to make sure that our citizens.
Live peacefully -- -- that's what Israel always want and that's what Israel wants right now.
So as I said we're dealing with a group of terrorists.
We -- truly believe what they say but -- -- is the best we can do then that's fine.
We deadly didn't want -- there with -- truth because that would have gotten things the stuff much more complicated.
If they don't fire at us we won't fire back I think there's a pretty fair deal.
We want to live and -- hopefully they wanna live as well.
Some analysts since this deal with struck have speculated that the -- the piece was brokered with that Israel was the one you know providing missiles to Hamas in the get them to stop doing that ultimately the US will have to give them more aid.
First -- is that your impression of what you think is going under is going to go on -- -- -- feel about that.
Well definitely you know we have a new player in -- in the region which is more suited to Egyptian president which is a new player in the Americans are testing their feet.
With him in the new Islamic regime that is currently in place in Egypt.
Obviously these deals always have an interest on both sides to be failed.
And I truly hope that the Palestinians in the Hamas leadership.
Realize that it's better for them to take care of their own people start building infrastructure.
Are building schools start building welfare institutions.
As opposed to putting Israel and destroying Israel as a primary -- But do you think that Egypt's involvement in this and their ultimate goal is to get money out of the US -- -- does it really come down to money at the end of the -- Well let's put it this way in this part of the world definitely American interest translate among other things to military aid and financial aid and all kinds of other forms of assistance.
That's -- case with Egypt and with other countries so.
While we haven't -- seen the full details of this agreement.
I can imagine that the Americans have made it clear to the partners -- -- -- their best interest as far as the Americans.
Administration's concern to us to keep the border quiet.
You don't -- analyst says have also said in the past couple days that it feels like.
That tied at the neighborhood around you has turned even more against you than ever before with Egypt's involvement with the statements coming out of Turkey.
I mean do you feel more alone than ever.
I wouldn't put it that way but definitely I think that we all know today around the world that would.
Started off as an Arab Spring turned out to be pretty much as an autumn and it's very gloomy right now is democratic way that we hoped would all.
Change the way the Middle East around this looks for the better did not really -- and we're facing a lot of regimes that are either turned.
To an Islamic radical political platform -- to chaos altogether like in the case of Syria.
-- -- Always depended on depended on its friends.
And it's important.
Maybe in the United States and from western countries in Europe we have a strong military and we -- filed with our democratic system.
And we hope that how we're neighbors will be able one -- to achieve democracy is well.
Though it is clear that we are less optimistic than I think the world was about two years ago when this wave of uprising in the Middle East began with.
From where you stand is certainly have a better view of things that we do how long do you think that this cease fire work will hold.
What do you really think.
I really hope it holds on long you know this -- been going on for more than ten years in public -- around the world -- -- always.
Been focused on this.
-- change over the past week because that the attacks intensified and the missiles.
Reach -- wider range but really we have towns in the southern part of Israel that had been targeted for the past ten years by missiles.
Being fired on shopping malls in on kindergartens in on community centers.
-- moms and dads and kids done nothing but being Israeli.
-- that was -- blame and on the other side of the border we have a regime that rose to power through a democratic election but whose platform is to kill as many moms and dads and kids as possible.
These -- the people we're dealing with.
We will do anything we -- to defend our citizens.
And if we have to broker a deal that allows us some type of certainty of some period of time of -- Then I think the Israeli government did the right thing to sign the cease fire -- we do not you know I think we can all say.
With certainty this is not a deal that will last for a hundred years we hope it will last as long as he can.
It -- Schwartz thank you so much for coming on tonight.
So turning here.