Israeli President confirmed that dialogue with Palestine will resume after the mediation of the Pope: "We are ready for peace", said
"There will be peace talks for the existence of a State of Israel and a Palestinian, we are ready for that peace," confirmed Shimon Peres.
"We welcome the invitation of the Vatican Pope Francisco. President Peres has supported and will continue to support all avenues leading to peace," Peres's office said in a statement. Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh, said the summit will take place on June 6.
Peres has been a fervent promoter of peace efforts in the Middle East and the Israeli president, whose post is largely ceremonial, risks embarrass the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with acceptance.
Netanyahu has expressed outrage at the politicians who have made contact with Abbas at a time when the Palestinian leader was reconciled with the militant group Jamas, which Israel considers a terrorist group.
traslation: Belén Zapata