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Peres Opens the Winter Session of Knesset with Pledge of Peace

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres opened the winter session of the Knesset with a pledge that the government would persevere in the peace process despite recent terrorist attacks.

Peres opened the Knesset session Monday in the absence of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was on a five-day trip to China.

Rabin had been criticized by members of opposition parties for assigning the Knesset a lower priority than the China trip. Rabin countered by saying that the Chinese had refused to reschedule the trip.

Earlier on Monday, Peres reportedly talked in the most favorable terms to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about the plans for cooperation with Jordan that were discussed during his meeting in Washington on Oct.1 with Jordan’s Crown Prince Hassan.

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