One week after rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement, five Elders – Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi – discuss what this development could mean for a lasting peace in the region.
"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?
Jimmy Carter and Ela Bhatt answer your questions on promoting peace in the Middle East.
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.
Just after returning from their recent trip to the Middle East, the Elders asked their supporters around the world to send in their questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson respond to some of your questions.
During their second visit to the Middle East in October 2010, the Elders travelled to East Jerusalem to see first-hand the extent of settlement expansion into Arab neighbourhoods.
During their second visit to the Middle East in October 2010, the Elders spent a day in Gaza to see first-hand the impact of the ongoing blockade by Egypt and Israel.