Shimon Peres en route to New York to participate in Interfaith Forum

President Shimon Peres was on his way to New York Tuesday morning to represent Israel at a United Nations interfaith conference on Dialogue of Civilizations, together with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who will be leaving Israel later Tuesday. At the November 11-13 conference, Peres and Livni will be rubbing shoulders and shaking hands with royalty, presidents, prime ministers, and spiritual and lay leaders from most, if not all, of the UN's 192 member states, several of which have no diplomatic relations with Israel. The conference, initiated by the Saudi king, is an outgrowth of the Madrid Interfaith Conference held in July.