Welcome to The Jerusalem Post's live coverage of President Shimon Peres's foreign policy address to the European Parliament in
Prior to standing before the
754-member parliament representing the 27 countries that are encompassed under
the banner of the European Union, Peres will be welcomed by Martin Schulz, the
president of the parliament, at an official state ceremony. The two will then
have a private meeting before Peres mounts the podium to deliver a foreign
policy speech, after which he and Shulz will conduct a media conference. They
will then have lunch with 70 key figures of the European Parliament.
his address, Peres will ask for the Europeans to list Hezbollah as a terrorist
organization, warn that time is running out for the thwarting of Iran’s nuclear
program and caution of the dangers inherent in Syria’s stockpile of chemical
The president will return home in time to host the traditional
reception for the new incoming government this week.