Following the publication of the Goldstone Report on human rights violations committed during the Gaza conflict, Mary Robinson wrote an article for Project Syndicate, calling for a full and fair debate of the report's findings.
Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Gro Brundtland and Ela Bhatt are joined in Jerusalem by some of the Israelis and Palestinians they met during their visit to the Middle East. Their discussion about prospects for peace and the issues that still divide their communities was broadcast live via our website – watch the video here.
Eman Mohammed is a 21 year old photojournalist and blogger based in Gaza City. She seeks to portray the positive potential of the Gaza Strip despite the harsh realities she documents through her photography.
Writing for the Common Ground News Service, Palestinian-American businessman Sam Bahour reflects on the Elders' visit to the Middle East and argues in favour of boycott and divestment initiatives against Israel.
During The Elders' trip to the Middle East, Desmond Tutu was interviewed for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Following the publication of the interview Robert Rozett - who had acted as The Elders' guide during their visit to Yad Vashem - wrote an open letter challenging some of the views expressed in the article. Archbishop Tutu responds to that letter by elaborating on his earlier remarks.
"Building infrastructure or providing better opportunities for work does not serve as an alternative to our right of return." Mustafa Orabi talks to The Elders guest blogger Sari Freitekh about growing up in a refugee camp and his work to ensure that Palestinian identity and ideologies are preserved.
Responding to a Washington Post op-ed by Jimmy Carter on 'The Elders' view of the Middle East', Elliott Abrams suggests in the same newspaper that the notion of deteriorating quality of life among Palestinians is belied by data.
Writing in The Washington Post, Jimmy Carter addresses the points raised by Elliott Abrams' criticism of his earlier op-ed on the Arab-Israeli conflict and suggests why the American initiative to rekindle peace efforts should be supported.