Diplomats of the Russian Federation and Israel discussed the Israeli-Palestinian settlement

Diplomats of the Russian Federation and Israel discussed the Israeli-Palestinian settlement


Russian and Israeli diplomats have discussed some topical issues on the bilateral agenda.

MOSCOW, 10 Dec. The special envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Israeli Ambassador to Moscow, Zvi Heifetz discussed Thursday the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, reported the Russian foreign Ministry.

“During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the situation in the middle East with a focus on the goal of consolidating efforts of the international community in the fight against the terrorist threat, and the prospects of furthering Israeli-Palestinian settlement”, — stated in the message published on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.

In the Russian Ministry also said that the diplomats considered and some topical issues on the bilateral agenda.

The Palestinians in the framework of the peace process with Israel, which is now suspended, require that future border between two sovereign States took place on the lines that existed before the six day war in 1967, with a possible exchange of territories. They hope to create their state on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem want to make it the capital. Israel refuses to return to the 1967 borders, and even more to share with the Arabs Jerusalem, which has already declared its eternal capital.