FM Levy Meets Florida Governor Jeb Bush

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
15 November 1999

Foreign Minister David Levy yesterday (Sunday) 14.11.99, met Florida Governor Jeb Bush to discuss the peace process and economic cooperation between Israel and Florida.

The Foreign Minister referred to the comments by Suha Arafat. "Suha Arafat made very serious accusations that shocked every man and woman in Israel. When the public hears such words that fail to foster the value of peace or to give concrete expression to reconciliation and hope, then agreements remain only a piece of paper." He added, "Despite all our efforts, a dualism continues, whereby on one hand, there is talk of peace in the rooms where negotiations are conducted and agreements signed, while another language entirely is spoken at every international forum."