The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday issued a communiqué welcoming the Quartet statement released earlier in the evening "calling for a continuation of direct talks without pre-conditions."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the communiqué said, will suggest to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad -- when they meet next week -- that the level of talks between he two sides be upgraded, and that he meet directly with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
Fayyad is expected to deliver a letter to Netanyahu spelling out the Palestinian position on the talks. A few days later, Netanyahu's negotiator Yitzhak Molcho is expected to deliver a letter in response to Abbas.
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