“United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan began a Mideast trip Sunday to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and attend the opening of a Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.

Annan’s spokesman said the U.N. chief offered to help coordinate peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians…. Annan has won praise in Israel for his tough stance on terrorism and the U.N. role in resolving a border dispute with Lebanon after Israel withdrew its forces from the country in 2000.” Full Story

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