Netanyahu and Rohani make peace - on the Zurich tarmac
The Israeli and Iranian leaders arrived in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum, where their jets were parked side by side.
The Zurich airport succeeded in bringing Iranians and Israelis closer together Wednesday, as the jets of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Hassan Rohani were parked side by side after landing.
The two leaders are in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.
According to Bloomberg News, Rohani is the first Iranian leader to attend the conference in a decade and is looking to bolster his country's economy, which has suffered under international sanctions.
President Shimon Peres is also attending, and plans to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Thursday and Friday. He will also talk about the Iranian nuclear program and the economic and diplomatic challenges facing Israel and the region.
On Friday, Peres will be presented with the Spirit of Davos award for his contribution to the success of the World Economic Forum over the past two decades.
About 100 leading Israeli businesspeople are heading to Davos in part to promote a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples. The World Economic Forum is dedicated an entire day to discussing an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and the effect it could have on economic opportunities in the region.
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