Carter, Annan want to talk truce


Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan have offered to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

The former U.S. president and former U.N. secretary-general recently proposed to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that they act as go-betweens in truce talks between the Jewish state and the ruling Palestinian Islamist faction, Army Radio reported Wednesday.

Should they come, Carter and Annan would require Israeli permission to enter the Gaza Strip, which has been under embargo since Hamas took power in 2006.

According to Israel’s Army Radio, Jerusalem opposes the initiative but has yet to make a final decision.

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