President Shimon Peres spoke at the UN's General Assembly on Monday saying giving a rousing address to members and a hope for peace.
"History is written in blood. Most wars have been waged over territory. Today, creativity and knowledge have taken the place of land as the main source of wealth," said Peres.
"Land can be captured, not knowledge. Knowledge is global, knows no boundaries, it cannot be captured by military force. Despite this, terrorists that respect no law are causing violence based on ideological differences, social gaps and jealousies." Peres continued with the hope that, "In this millenium, the world must free itself from bloodshed, discrimination, hunger and disease and sickness."
Peres also told the assembly that Israel was interested in immediately starting direct negotiations with Syria.