The President greeted the Ambassadors for the New Year and stressed that the regional danger has never been greater while at the same time peace is so attainable. The President reiterated his recent calls for Abbas to return to the negotiating table: "Let’s not waste time. We are in an unfinished and undecided situation in the Middle East."
(Communicated by the Media Adviser to President Peres)
President Shimon Peres hosted a New Year’s reception for members of the foreign Diplomatic Corps posted in Israel. Ambassadors from more than 60 countries including Jordan and Egypt were represented at the reception for members of the foreign diplomatic corps.