Netanyahu's comments came Sunday during the first weekly cabinet meeting since the Jewish New Year, The Jerusalem Post reported.
"This is not self-evident given the storm raging around us," Netanyahu said. "We are watching over Israel, an island of tranquility, quiet and security, which also stems from our responsible and balanced policy and the very professional and vigorous action -- only some of which is known to the public -- by all of the security arms.
"The combination of these two things -- a sober, balanced and responsible policy and professional security action -- is what brought us this quiet," the prime minister said. "Insofar as it depends on us, we are working so that it will continue."