Israel’s Knesset Speaker Invites Arab Counterparts to Meet Him in Yerushalayim


??Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, addressing the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at the UN in New York on Sunday, turned a speech about the environment into an invitation for dialogue with Israel’s neighbors in the Middle East.

“My friends and neighbors in the Middle East,” he said, “let us talk, people to people, parliament to parliament. Come to Jerusalem. Come to the Knesset. Meet with me. Sit with me. Talk with me.

“We can lay the foundations for any future peace by fostering international and regional cooperation on issues that transcend national borders,” he stated. “Let’s talk water. Let’s talk clean air. Let’s talk prosperity. Let’s talk partnerships.”

{ Israel News Bureau}