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February 6, 2011

Peres: Israeli-Palestinian peace urgent in light of Egypt crisis

http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/peres_israeli-palestinian_peace_urgent_in_light_of_egypt_crisis_20110206

President Shimon Peres urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to move quickly toward a solution in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of the crisis that has wracked Egypt over the last two weeks.

“The dramatic events of the recent period make it necessary for us to take the Israeli-Palestinian conflict off the regional agenda,” Peres said in his remarks to the 11th annual Israeli security conference, which opened Sunday in Herzliya. “We must do this as soon as possible because the conflict is being exploited to the detriment of all sides.”

The president added that Israel’s “deterrence must be faith as well as an intention for peace with our neighbors.”

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