In an unprecedented event, President Shimon Peres two weeks ago addressed a Arab League function. The news of the event is released now.
The event was hosted as part of the Gulf States Security Summit in Abu Dhabi. The foreign ministers of Bahrain, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen and Qatar were present, as well as foreign ministers from the Arab League and other Muslim countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Also in attendance was a son of the King of Saudi Arabia.
According to the Yediot Achronot report, the president addressed the forum via live video hookup from his Jerusalem office with an Israeli flag prominently displayed in the background. His words were received with an overwhelming round of applause.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)