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Stone offers kisses in peace bid
Sharon Stone and Shimon Peres
Sharon Stone kisses former Prime Minister Shimon Peres on the cheek
Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone has offered to kiss "just about anybody" if it ends conflict in the Middle East.

The actress is visiting Israel on a trip sponsored by the Peres Centre for Peace, which promotes development and understanding around the region.

She told a press conference: "I would kiss just about anybody for peace in the Middle East."

She also wants peace talks to include more women, saying women consider thoughts and feelings better than men.

Security fears

Stone, 47, admitted that she had been warned against visiting Israel, but was reassured by her publicist that Israel "invented security".

Sharon Stone and Shimon Peres
Stone and Peres hope to encourage greater peace and understanding

She visited a school in the mixed Arab-Jewish town of Jaffa near Tel Aviv as part of her five-day tour.

The actress - who was accompanied by Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and Nobel Laureate - said she hoped her visit would help contribute towards peace in the Middle East.

She also jokingly answered questions about whether she would appear naked in her forthcoming film Basic Instinct 2 with a resounding "yes".

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