Peres: I hope Palestinians will be first Arab democracy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 23, 2011 20:41

President Shimon Peres on Thursday gave a speech closing out the 2011 Presidential Conference in Jerusalem in which he said he hoped the Palestinian State would be the first Arab nation to choose democracy.

He stated that he believed peace with the Palestinians was possible through compromise. "We owe it to our children and grandchildren," Peres said.


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