President Shim'on Peres met envoy Tony Blair of the Quartet of Middle East peace-broker nations, Thursday evening at the Presidential residence in Jerusalem. At the outset of the meeting, Peres said, "This is a time for historic decisions, not political ones." He also said, "We all have to understand that we don't have unlimited time and to understand that the wrong decision is irreversible."
Blair said, "I believe this is a profound moment for the opportunity to make peace. I hope on all sides there is the courage, vision and determination to move forward."