In October 2012 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson travelled to Israel and the West Bank to draw attention to the developments threatening the two-state solution. After meeting civil society, Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, and humanitarian and human rights experts, the Elders concluded their visit by warning that the situation is heading towards a one-state outcome – which would be catastrophic for both Israelis and Palestinians.
"What can I do as an ordinary citizen, as a person of goodwill, to help support peace in the Middle East?" Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter and Lakhdar Brahimi answer your questions.
Mary Robinson and Ela Bhatt answer two of your questions on the Middle East. How do ordinary Israelis and Palestinians feel about the conflict? And can there be a women's movement for peace?
Ela Bhatt, Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi respond to questions on the Middle East peace process from a young Israeli political leader and members of the Elders' global village.