President Shimon Peres said in the World Economic Forum conference in Jordan: "It's time for peace. We can't miss the chance." According to Peres, negotiations must be renewed and an agreed upon solution reached in the outline of the two-state solution.
Asked whether he represents the Israeli government, Peres answered that he is Israeli and the President of the State of Israel. Earlier, Minister Yuval Steinitz commented on Peres' recent statements: "I didn't know Peres is the government's spokesperson." (Roi Kais)