FM Peres meets with Members of European Parliament

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
23 October 2002

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met with members of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In the meeting, the Foreign Minister criticized the Parliament’s recent decision that called for placing sanctions on Israel.

FM Peres stated: "We gave all the territory to Egypt and Jordan as well as to Lebanon; in return, did we receive all the peace? Instead of asking questions, you continue to repeat the phrase ‘land for peace’. You should prove that this is not just an empty slogan and honor your own statements by demanding complete peace."