Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on Sunday acknowledged differences over the issue of Jerusalem, after talks in Cairo. “I don’t deny there are differences in our positions, but I believe they are bridgeable,” Peres was quoted as saying by the AFP.
According to him, Jerusalem was under Israeli sovereignty and any change in the status quo had to come through negotiations.
“Jerusalem is not only a Palestinian problem but it is an issue that concerns all Muslims around the world,” Mubarak noted. “If we don’t find a solution to Jerusalem... Israel will make enemies of all Muslims around the world. “I have stressed on this issue because we want Jerusalem to be one of the topics discussed at the negotiating table,” Mubarak said.