The Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had agreed to meet in Moscow to renew final status talks. Despite the announcement, however, no date has been set for a meeting between the two leaders,

and the apparent readiness of the two has yet to produce a firm commitment by either to restart negotiations. Netanyahu earlier this week announced during his visit to the Dutch parliament that he was prepared to meet the Palestinian Authority leader, so long as no preconditions were attached to such a meeting. READ MORE