Israeli president and Palestinian PM share table at Davos: Report
Israel's President, Shimon Peres, speaks to the assembly of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. AP photoIsraeli President Simon Peres and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad lunched in the same table at this year’s Davos meetings, a prominent Turkish columnist has reported.
Ertuğrul Özkök of daily Hürriyet wrote that Peres and Fayyad shared the same table along with five other leaders during a lunch event organized by the U.S. daily Washington Post.
“We are tired of the discourse of hatred,” said Peres, while Fayyad replied, “Look, we both share the same table,” according to Özkök.
Noting that former Turkish President Turgut Özal his Greek counterpart Andreas Papandreu warmed up Turkish-Greek relations during a previous Davos summit, Özkök wrote that this year's meeting could prove to be of great importance.