As terror attacks raged for another tragic day around Israel, former president Shimon Peres on Tuesday called upon countries around the globe to harness the peacemaking capabilities of water and hi-tech innovation.
“We started by having nothing – now we want to share our water or our knowledge about water with others,” Peres said at a biennial water convention in Tel Aviv that attracts delegations from around the world.
“To share is the right foreign policy – not to fight, not to kill,” he continued. “We can learn from each other.”
Peres was addressing participants in the opening conference session of the biennial WATEC Israel event, the 8th International Exhibition and the 5th International Conference on Water Technologies and Environmental Control.
He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Economy Minister Arye Deri who told the former president he remains a symbol of hope for the future.