Source Pravda.Ru

Condoleezza Rice's visit at a time of great opportunity

As she continued her first official trip as the new U.S. secretary of state on Sunday, &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/397/14714_rice.html ' target=_blank>Condoleezza Rice encouraged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to move forward in the peace process.

Rice arrived in Tel Aviv after stops in Poland and Turkey. She laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial before meeting with Israeli Prime Minister &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/04/08/27430.html' target=_blank>Ariel Sharon. She'll talk to newly elected Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/diplomatic/2002/07/29/33339.html' target=_blank>West Bank on Monday, says CBC News.