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Video: Middle East Q&A #3 - the Elders answer your questions

Jimmy Carter and Ela Bhatt answer your questions on promoting peace in the Middle East.

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 Ela Bhatt respond to some of your questions.

Thomas Klein from the United States is an interfaith-education practitioner, teacher and advocate. He asks: "To what degree can efforts to bring different faiths together in trust and understanding affect the Middle East peace process?"

Tu Luong quotes Albert Einstein, who said, "Peace cannot be kept by force; it must be achieved by understanding," and asks: "How can you make this a popular message like a multiplication table to our children and public?"


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