After Russian pres. Vladimir Putin’s proposal to host peace talks between PA pres. Abbas and Israeli PM Netanyahu in Moscow fell through last quarter (see JPS 46 ), the Russian govt. backed away from the Israeli-Palestinian arena. PLO secy.-gen. Erekat said (1/7) that Abbas was still willing to go to Moscow, and Russian FM Lavrov confirmed (2/1) that the invitation was still on the table, but nothing came of the proposal this quarter.
Quarterly Updates for (16 Nov 2016 — 15 Feb 2017)