Originally published on Sep 27, 2016 on the TV 7 Youtube channel – Russian initiative to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations
Intro: Since the last round of US-brokered peace negotiations, between Israel and the Palestinians – collapsed in 2014 – and while the West prefers to focus on other international and regional challenges; Russia has stepped up efforts to use its unique position in the Middle East by persuading both Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations under its own auspices.
1. Ms Michlin Shapir, Research associate – INSS
2. Ms Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief – Russia Today