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  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Peres Meets with Quartet Special Envoy


President Shimon Peres  met Monday with Quartet Special Envoy Tony Blair. The two delivered joint statements and held a private meeting.

"I wish to thank you for the clear support the international community is giving Israel to defend herself against the missiles, against the targeting of our civilians. I want to thank the Quartet and you personally," Peres said at the start of the meeting.

The Israeli president stressed that the aim of the operation was the cessation of rocket fire against the Jewish state.

"We have no interest and no ambition in conquering land but we have to stop the firing at our citizens. You clearly understand what it means when mothers can't sleep at night," he said.

Regarding Egypt's involvement Peres added, "The attempt by President Morsi is appreciated. Egypt is a significant player in the Middle East, strangely it is Hamas that doesn't listen to the Egyptian President."