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Gerry Adams reveals on his blog that he will travel to the Middle East next week

2 April, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin President and west Belfast MP Gerry Adams has revealed on his internet blog that he will be travelling to the Middle East next week.   Writing yesterday Mr Adams said,   I have long been concerned about the plight of people throughout the globe. The conflict in the Middle East has been a long and enduring one. In my time I have raised the situation in that region, and particularly the need for a negotiated peace settlement, with US President Clinton and President Bush as well British PM Tony Blair.

In September 2006 I spent a brief 40 hours in Israel and the Palestinian territory on the west Bank. It was a very informative, exhausting and emotional journey.   My purpose in travelling to the region again is to meet as wide a range of Israeli and Palestinian opinion as practicable.

So next week I will again visit Israel and Ramallah. But this time I will also travel into Gaza and Sderot and Ramallah where I will meet with senior members of the Palestinian Authority.” CRÍOCH   Notes to Editors/Newsdesk:   Gerry Adams’ blog can be read by visiting   ‘Léargas’ is the Gaelic/Irish word for ‘Insight’

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