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Geneva Initiative representative meets The Elders

On August 25, Geneva Initiative Israel Director-General, Gadi Baltiansky met with The Elders' delegation in Jerusalem.



The Elders’ delegation to the region was led by former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and included Ela Bhatt, Gro Brundtland, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu. They were joined by business leaders Richard Branson and Jeff Skoll who, with others, have helped establish The Elders’ organization and continue to support their work.

The objective of their visit was to meet a wide cross-section of Israeli and Palestinian society including members of civil society, business leaders, grassroots organizations, young people, independent experts, and others. They wanted to offer their support to those who are working hard for peaceful coexistence while also listening to the concerns and aspirations of a broad range of individuals on both sides.