Peres calls on Palestinians to resume peace talks in New Year greeting

Peres calls on Palestini

President Shimon Peres has called on Palestinians to resume peace negotiations, saying that it is the wish of both the Israeli government and the opposition. "The new year could be an opening of a new chapter of relations between us and the Palestinians," Peres said in a Christian New Year greeting Thursday, adding that the alternative to peace was "destruction, murder and violence."