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Elder statesmen call for Israeli settlement freeze

 Israel's President Shimon Peres, center poses for a picture with The Elders, from left to right:  founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association El...
 The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders, from left to right: founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association Ela Bhatt, former Irish President...
 South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, left, and former Irish President Mary Robinson, part of The  Elders, a group of eminent global leader...
 Former Irish President Mary Robinson , left, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland, three of...

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

Israel's President Shimon Peres, center poses for a picture with The Elders, from left to right: founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association El...

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders, from left to right: founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association Ela Bhatt, former Irish President...

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, left, and former Irish President Mary Robinson, part of The Elders, a group of eminent global leader...

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

Former Irish President Mary Robinson , left, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland, three of...

A delegation of veteran world leaders and international dignitaries says Israel must stop expanding its West Bank settlements for the peace process to move forward.
Former Irish President Mary Robinson, one of the members of the group, says a settlement freeze is "essential if there is to be real progress toward peace."
The group, called the Elders, includes Nobel Peace laureates Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. During their four-day visit to Israel and the West Bank, they have met with politicians, civic groups and young people.
Robinson spoke in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Wednesday.
Earlier, the group met with Israeli President Shimon Peres, also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.


Updated : 2021-01-18 21:58 GMT+08:00