Israel's Defence Minister Barak meets U.S. envoy Mitchell in Jerusalem

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell during their meeting in Jerusalem January 28, 2009. Mitchell called on Wednesday for a Gaza ceasefire to be strengthened and extended, and promised after talks in Israel and Egypt that Washington would pursue Middle East peace vigorously. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool (JERUSALEM)