More than a 100 former world leaders on Wednesday appealed for an international conference to try to revive Arab-Israeli peace efforts.
The appeal, organized by the non-governmental International Crisis Group, also called for international backing for efforts by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to form a national unity government and for an end to the freeze on financial aid to the Palestinian Authority.
The declaration, signed by 135 former presidents, prime ministers, foreign and defense ministers and others, said "everyone has lost in this conflict except the extremists throughout the world who prosper on the rage that it continues to provoke."
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