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Lieberman to Morsi: Peace is Not Abstract Ideal, Visit Jerusalem

FM Lieberman said that while he is pleased to hear Morsi's commitment to international treaties, "peace also has tangible expressions."
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 8/28/2012, 4:54 PM

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said at a legal conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday that while he is pleased to hear of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s statements regarding Egypt’s commitment to abide by all international treaties, such affirmations are not merely be abstract ideals.

"I was pleased to hear Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's speech regarding Egypt's' commitment to peace with Israel, to the Camp David treaty and the struggle against terrorism," Lieberman said. "That is a very important message."

"Peace also has tangible expressions," Liberman continued to state. "Peace is not a telepathic connection."

While Lieberman noted the importance of Morsi’s remarks, he continued to affirm his desire to further improve the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

"Therefore, we hope to see President Morsi host official Israeli representatives; we want to see him give interviews to the Israeli press, and we want to seem him in Jerusalem as the guest of President Peres," Lieberman asserted.

Morsi has not given any indication that he would, in fact, meet with Israeli officials or travel to Israel.