Peres segues to policy. Makes a plea for the pursuit of peace:

“The Middle East is undergoing its greatest storm in history. With horrible bloodshed in Syria, where a tyrant is killing his people, killing children.  I admire the courage of the Syrian people. We wish them peace and freedom. In spite of the storm, we have to reach out to the young generation in the Arab world,  to those who strive for freedom, democracy and peace.  The Palestinians are our neighbors for life.  Peace can and must be achieved. A peace based on a two state solution.

A Jewish state – Israel,  an Arab state – Palestine.

It was accepted by past and present Israeli Prime ministers and American presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The principle of “The Two State” solution is a paramount Israeli interest.

We want to preserve an Israel that is Jewish, democratic and attractive.  I meet from time to time with President Abbas and PM Fayyad.  They need and want peace.”

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