Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Israel assembled at the President’s Residence to welcome the Jewish New Year.

 President Peres hosts members of the Diplomatic Corps

 

President Peres greeting members of the Diplomatic Corps at his official residence (Photo: Yair Engel)

(Contributed by the President’s Spokesperson)

President Peres toasted the Jewish New Year with all the members of the Diplomatic Corps resident in Israel. In his address, the president wished his guests a happy new year, and said that he hopes that this will be a year of peace and that he is optimistic regarding the expectation that the Israelis and Palestinians will begin productive negotiations on 23 September at the UN General Assembly.

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Israel, Cameroon Ambassador Mr. Henri Etoundi Essomba, said that "The international community is prepared to assist in the achievement of a comprehensive peace between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world. I wish you, Mr. President, the people of Israel and the new government a year of peace and achievement."