Netanyahu mulling Russian offer to host meeting with Abbas

September 5, 2016 13:48

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a Russian offer to meet in Moscow with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the premier's office said Monday.

During a meeting in Jerusalem with Michael Bogdanov, Russia's special envoy to the Middle East, Netanyahu discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to host the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu underlined to Bogdanov that he has always maintained the position that he is prepared to meet directly with Abbas, without preconditions, and therefore he is considering the proposed meeting and the timing of such a convening.

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