FM Peres: Peace is our Goal

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
May 20, 2001

Foreign Minister Peres said this morning that Israel’s aim has not changed regarding its continuous efforts to search for peace.

Peres stated that the recent wave of terrorist attacks were intolerable, and that the acts of violence and terrorism had to be stopped at their source. In other words, if there will be no initiation of violence, there will be no Israeli response.

In addition, Foreign Minister Peres called for the implementation of the Mitchell Report, and to act in accordance with the plan put forward in the report – ending the violence, establishing confidence building measures, a cooling-off period and a return to the negotiating table.