PM denies having peace plan for Middle East

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek on Tuesday denied that Prague had a "peace plan" for the Middle East. Mr. Topolánek said he had been misquoted, when he told reporters that Prague had a certain scenario to halt fighting in Gaza, steps that could eventually lead to a ceasefire in the region and open border crossings. He refused to elaborate on the scenario. There has been a great deal of speculation about the Czech-led EU negotiations in the Middle East with Tuesday’s Lidové noviny saying that Israel had rejected the Czech peace proposals.