Israel, Arabs should have direct peace talks, Peres says

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Arabs and Israel should have direct talks on peace after Arab leaders on Thursday renewed a 2002 peace offer to the Jewish state.


"Let's sit together as we are supposed to and work on it as we did before with Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians," he told Al Jazeera television in remarks dubbed in Arabic, but he did not say if Israel accepts or rejects the Arab bid. (Reuters)