Quarterly Updates for (16 Nov 2016 — 15 Feb 2017)

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 [2]), 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.