Beilin urges Olmert to accept Russia's offer to hold ME peace conference

Outgoing Meretz chairman Yossi Beilin on Friday urged Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to accept Russia's proposal to hold an peace conference in Moscow which would focus on kick-starting negotiations between Israel and Syria. Beilin called the offer by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov an "important initiative" saying such a conference would "increase the chances of peace between Israel and Syria as well as with Lebanon," Israel Radio reported.