From left, Israeli Olympic Committee secretary General Efraim Zinger, Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Petrucci, Israeli Olympic Committee President Zvi Varshaviak, Mayor of Rome Gianni ... more 
From left, Israeli Olympic Committee secretary General Efraim Zinger, Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Petrucci, Israeli Olympic Committee President Zvi Varshaviak, Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno, Palestinian Olympic Committee President Jibril Rajoub, IOC vice President Mario Pescante, and head of the international relations of the Palestinian Olympic Committee Khaled el-Yazji join their hands at the end of a "Sports for Peace" press conference in Rome, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, where they issued pleas to build stronger ties. During the meeting arranged by International Olympic Committee vice president Mario Pescante, Palestinian Olympic Committee president Jibril Rajoub pushed for Israel to allow its athletes and coaches more freedom to travel from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Domenico Stinellis
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 10:29 AM EDT