Contents tagged with Palestine

  • Russia sees itself as a mediator in the Middle East conflict

    Russia sees itself among the mediators in resolving the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A number of countries, including Russia, are making efforts and using their contacts to encourage the parties to the conflict to act with restraint, said Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, without giving any details. According to him, the sides should recognize that there is no alternative to a diplomatic solution.

    Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in …

  • Islamic Jihad Leader discusses 'Palestinian-Israeli conflict' with Kremlin

    The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that Russia's former ambassador to Israel and now Deputy Foreign Minister and Vladimir Putin's special representative for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov held an official meeting with Ziyad al-Nakhalah, Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, based in Gaza.

    "M.L. Bogdanov received the Secretary General of the Palestinian movement Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhalah," reads the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Russian side reaffirmed …

  • Palestinian President invites Putin to Bethlehem for Christmas

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with Kommersant, said that he hopes that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Bethlehem for the Christmas holidays.

    "We have sent an invitation to Vladimir Putin to visit us soon, particularly, Bethlehem during the Christmas holidays. We will be delighted if he accepts our invitation. It will be a great honor for us," said Abbas.

    There have been no official announcements about Putin's visit to Palestine. His visit to Israel is …

  • Kremlin confirmed the forthcoming visit of the Palestinian leader to Russia

     A meeting with the head of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Mahmoud Abbas, is on Russian leader, Vladimir Putin’s schedule on May 11th. The Press Secretary for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that preparations are being made for the Palestinian head’s visit, Interfax reports.

    "Yes. The meeting is planned," Peskov said. However, he also stated that so far there is no intent to organize a meeting between the PNA head with Israeli leadership in Moscow.

    Previously, the …

  • Medvedev reaffirms Russia's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    During his visit to Palestine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Moscow supports the rights of the Palestinian people, RIA Novosti reported.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Medvedev stated, “Our country has consistently advocated for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

    Medvedev also reaffirmed Russia’s support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "It is extremely …

  • Moscow is ready to engage the leaders of Israel and Palestine in direct negotiations

    The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him of Moscow’s readiness to hold direct negotiations with the leader of Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a report on Al Watan’s online portal.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin informed me that he is ready to meet with Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow to hold direct negotiations,” El-Sisi said. The …