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It is clear that in the long run the status quo is not sustainable, Kerry said at a Tel Aviv news conference, noting that the one way to peace was through direct talks.
President Shimon Peres said yesterday that time should not be wasted in the search for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling it a real possibility.
Two points are urgent: we shouldn t lose the opportunity because it will he replaced by great disappointment, Peres said.
We have to come over scepticism and doubts. Second, I feel it is a real possibility, he said, speaking in English.
He said the two sides already have a functioning solution.
As far as the Palestinians are concerned we have a functioning beginning and an agreed solution. The solution is the two-state solution living in peace and dignity, Peres said.
I am aware of the missing links residing between the two ends. From my experience I believe it is possible to overcome them, it doesnt require too much time. It is the real interest of all parties concerned.
Peres said time should not be wasted.
This is an important opportunity to reiterate our will, not to waste time and to return to negotiations and complete the peace process with the Palestinians based on two states for two peoples an Israeli state and a Palestinian state living as good neighbours and co-operating economically for the good of future generations, he said. A P
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during the opening session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on Saturday on the shores of the Dead Sea, 55km southeast of Amman. AFP/VNA Photo