Peres: Olmert, Abbas mulling agreement ahead of peace conference

President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were trying to put together an agreement of principles for the establishment of a Palestinian state.


Peres told UN Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Williams that the two leaders were seeking to finalize the agreement before a peace conference in the United States in the fall. (Ronny Sofer)