facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Israeli President Shimon Peres takes questions from Arab world

March 6, 2014 at 4:46 PM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, March 6 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres reached out to Muslim countries Thursday, holding an Internet session with people from North Africa and the Middle East.

The session was held a day after Israel announced it had intercepted a freighter carrying Iranian rockets to Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported. So many people got involved that at one point the website crashed, overwhelmed by the traffic.

Peres, responding to questions, discussed both the seizure of the cargo vessel and the peace process with the Palestinians. He emphasized that no one was killed or injured in Israel's action against the ship.

The president, responding to a question from Iran, said he does not understand why the Iranian government apparently wants to destroy Israel when the two countries do not have a common border.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
2
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
3
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts
4
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
5
Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback