Abbas: If occupation ends, Israel will live in a sea of peace

Israel will live in peace if it ends its occupation of Arab lands, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday, adding that his administration hoped this month's US-led talks with Israel would be a success. "If peace comes and the occupation comes to an end, Israel will live in a sea of peace," Abbas said at a news conference in Ankara, along with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Abbas also said his administration was preparing for the Middle East conference in Annapolis, Maryland. "We are working with our full force to ensure that the meeting in Annapolis is a success," he said.