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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:20am

Jimmy Carter To Visit Middle East

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will visit the Middle East with a delegation of global leaders seeking to build support for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

The delegation will start its trip in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 16 and visist Syria, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories before finishing on Oct. 22.

The former president said in a statement that the group will listen to people he considers alienated from the peace process, including Palestinians in Israel, the young and Hamas. Carter said the group will also hear from regional leaders about the peace process.

He's traveling as part of a group of global leaders called "The Elders." The delegation includes Irish President Mary Robinson, former U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and Ela Bhatt of India.