Pelosi to take to Syria a message from Olmert

Israel asks Pelosi to tell Syria to stop supporting terrorism.

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, will convey a message to Syria from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, that Israel is interested in peace if Damascus stops supporting terrorism, an Israeli official said Sunday. Pelosi met Olmert Sunday during the Israel part of her Mideast tour, which has drawn criticism from the White House because of her planned stop in Syria. "Pelosi is conveying that Israel is willing to talk if they (Syria) would openly take steps to stop supporting terrorism," Olmert spokeswoman Miri Eisin said. "But at this point the Syrian government, by openly backing terror all around the Middle East, is not a partner for negotiations."