Olmert Invites Arab Leaders to Hold Peace Talks

[New York Times] Isabel Kershner - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel on Sunday invited Arab leaders to join him for talks in a regional peace meeting in Jerusalem. The invitation, made at a news conference in Jerusalem with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, was described by Miri Eisin, Olmert's spokeswoman, as a "new initiative," "influenced" by the Arab leaders' talk of resolving the conflict with Israel through dialogue at an Arab summit meeting in Saudi Arabia last week. "I invite for a meeting all the heads of Arab states - including, of course, the king of Saudi Arabia, who I see as a very important leader - to hold talks with us," Olmert said.

2007-04-02 01:00:00

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