Peres: Israel could benefit from ‚Arab Spring‘

01.02.2012                      08.Schwat. 5772


Peres: Israel could benefit from 'Arab Spring'

President says revolutions could help Israel if it makes peace with Palestinians; adds Iran "world's main problem".

Restarting the peace process is the best way for Israel to take advantage of the Arab Spring and the changes rocking the Middle East, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday in the keynote address of the annual Herzliya Conference.
“Israel is not the cause of these revolutions… This isn’t an Israeli question but an Arab one. It doesn’t depend on us but it does affect us,” he said. “The only way… is to reach an Israeli-Palestinian accord like we did with Egypt and Jordan. I say this because I believe an agreement is possible.”…