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Denmark Backs Geneva Peace Plan For Middle East

By Agence France Presse

“The architects of an alternative peace plan for the Middle East, known as the Geneva Initiative, on Thursday called on the United States to resume a more active role despite election year considerations…


Rabbo and Israeli Labour party parliamentarian Avraham Burg were in Stockholm to promote the two-month old Geneva Initiative as part of a tour of northern European countries to drum up support for the alternative peace plan…


The delegation claimed it received full support from the Swedish government during a meeting with the entire cabinet of Prime Minister Goeran Persson on Thursday. "Persson told us: We are all behind you," Rabbo said…


After two months, the Geneva Initiative had been more successful than its founders had hoped, gaining much credibility from the fact that both Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and extremist group Hamas were opposed to it…

"When we annoyed both Sharon and Hamas, people began to think that we were doing something right," Burg said.

The delegation was to make short visits to Finland and Denmark on Friday and was to meet EU leaders next week …”