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Russia to try and move forward Middle East peace talks
Published Friday 08/02/2013 (updated) 10/02/2013 18:45
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Russia will try to break through the stalled peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the Russian foreign ministry said Friday.

A cabinet meeting on Feb. 20 will be dedicated to discuss possible means break through the stalemate and resume negotiations, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevic said in a statement.

The Arab League and Arab countries will be consulted on every detail, the statement added.

The foreign ministry also warned of a possible deterioration in light of the unilateral procedures Israel is carrying out, namely settlement activities.

"The situation in the Palestinian territory is still high-strung as Israel continues with settlement activities. A few days ago, an Israeli court decided to evacuate a Palestinian family from its house in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and on Feb. 5 Israeli bulldozers demolished a two-story house in Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

"Furthermore, Israeli forces detained Palestinians in the West Bank including members of the Palestinian Legislative Council."

The statement added that Russia has been trying over the past few months to activate the international Middle East Quartet at a ministerial level because the ongoing meetings at representatives level are insufficient. "However, our partners are haggling and would not give a specific date for ministerial meetings."
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1 ) Forward To / A Dead-End
08/02/2013 19:15
It's POINTLES "to try and move forward Middle East peace talk", since:
- Palestinians will FOREVER INSIST upon a 1967 borders basline, AND
- Israelis will FOREVER REJECT a 1967 borders basline, and
even if the two sides could get beyond the "1967 borders" issue,
they will never get beyond the two even more difficult (or impossible)
issues, of refugee return rights and Easty Jerusalem issues !!!

2 ) Mel / USA
09/02/2013 01:47
"...stalled peace negotiations..."? O please! U can drop Oslo down the toilet!That's all it's worth,if Israel CONTINUES to flout international laws& has ONLY ever offered NEGATIVE"peace",with Palestinians 'accepting their lot' of whatever DRY CRUMBS of Palestine Zionism choses leave as token peace(aka SUBSERVIENCE to Israel &no self-determination!)Israel politicians &military chiefs said they'd NEVER accept the peace plan,were theyPalestinians!STOP FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE!Take Israel to ICC/ICJ!!!

3 ) JoeFattal / USA
09/02/2013 07:56
Russia need to concentrate on stoping the slaughter in Syria. So the Russians need to worry about Syria and work toward ending the fighting and not to worry about trying to break the stalemate between the Palestinians and Israel. They probably have a better chance to stop the fighting in Syria than trying to revive the Palestinians/Israeli peace process where the US has a lot of leverage in the favor of Israel.

4 ) Arnold / Canada
09/02/2013 15:46
Mel / USA # 2. Yes Oslo is dead. Long live Yisroel and Yerushalyam. When the Russians and the UN put forth a reasonable plan and put equal pressure on both sides to accept it or negotiate it ad nauseum till both sides are both satisfied....... then there will be peace in the land.

5 ) PALESTINIAN ARE SOVERGN BY LAW / ps.
10/02/2013 01:47
stop trying to bring back to life a skeleton

6 ) Ruskies / Out
11/02/2013 09:12
The Ruskies should negotiate statehood for Chechnia, with Moscow as its capital. When done with that, they may have some credibility. Short of that, they can keep sipping their Vodka and enjoy the profits from shipping Vodka to their buddies in Tehran.
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