Israeli Leaders Heading to Davos - to Talk Peace

World Economic Forum to dedicate entire day to discussing Israeli-Palestinian issues.

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A delegation of 100 leading Israel businessmen are expected to arrive at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next Sunday to promote a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two people.

Among the Israeli businessman attending as member of group, Break the Impasse, are Ofra Strauss, chairwoman of the Strauss Group, Google Israel CEO Meir Brand, Amdocs co-founder Morris Kahn, founder digital printing company Indigo Benny Landa and discount supermarket chain founder Rami Levy. The Israeli businessmen will meet with the world statesmen and business leaders who attend the annual conference in Davos.

The WEF is dedicating an entire day to discussing an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement and the effect it will have on economic opportunities for both peoples and the entire region. WEF chairman Prof. Klaus Schwab sponsored the BTI delegation's visit and participation.

Break the Impasse is a Palestinian-Israeli dialogue group led by venture capitalist Yossi Vardi and Palestinian billionaire and politician Munab al-Masri, who will also be attending the conference. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni will be attending, as well as Palestinian Authority negotiating team chief Saeb Erekat.

Guarding against the protesters thronging the Alpine resort.Credit: AP