Media advisory: The Elders to visit Israel, the West Bank and Egypt

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Wednesday, 17 October, 2012
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Press conference in Jerusalem on Monday 22 OctoberPress conference in Cairo on Tuesday 23 October Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson will visit Israel, the West Bank and Egypt. While in the Middle East they aim to draw attention to the imperilled two-state solution and lend their support to the Egyptian democratic transition.

Several members of The Elders will visit the Middle East next week, first travelling to Israel and the West Bank (21-22 October), then to Egypt (23-25 October).

Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, former US President Jimmy Carter and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson will take part in the visit to Israel, the West Bank and Cairo.

In Israel and the West Bank, the Elders wish to raise concerns about the future of the imperilled two-state solution, particularly in light of settlement expansion. The Elders previously visited Israel and the West Bank in August 2009 and returned in October 2010, also visiting Gaza.

In Egypt, they aim to encourage the country's inclusive and democratic political transition and will hold meetings with officials, young people, civil society and media.

Further information and press releases will be issued during the visit.


Monday 22 October


Press conference (time and venue to be confirmed)
The American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem

Tuesday 23 October


Press conference (time and venue to be confirmed)
Four Seasons at the First Residence Giza Hotel, Cairo


Please note the schedule is subject to change – please register by contacting

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