Science, Technology and Space Minister Ya'akov Perry (Yesh Atid) said, Thursday, that the peace intiative recently ratified by Arab country's must be examined by Israel. Speaking at a United Nations conference on space in Vienna, he said, "Of course, Israel has reservations and notes on the initiative. However, is clear to us that the time has come to negotiate and that only a regional program can ensure lasting peace, while providing guarantees to both parties and the security of the region."
Perry continued, "The resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on two states for two peoples, and the establishment of a Palestinian state - represents a significant Israeli interest and security interest to the state Israel. After 100 years of conflict, it is time to end it - via historic compromise of the two sides. " The gathering marked the first time an Israeli satellite design was presented.