Israel denies new Russian offer to host Netanyahu-Abbas peace talks

(Worthy News) - An Israeli official on Monday denied that Russia had offered, during the prime minister’s visit to Moscow last week, to host a summit meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

A statement from the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv earlier in the day said that the issue had been raised during the trip.

Quoting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the statement said that “during Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, the situation in the Israeli-Palestinian settlement was discussed. We reaffirmed our position on Russia’s interest in overcoming the deadlock in this matter as soon as possible. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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