Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Russia: Israel, Palestinian Leaders Agree to Meet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Russia: Israel, Palestinian Leaders Agree to Meet

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MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after a more than two-year break.

But the wide gaps between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas left it uncertain if or when the meeting will take place, and raised doubts about whether they would make any progress if they do get together.

In another twist, an Israeli TV station reported that a document discovered by two Israeli researchers indicated that Mr. Abbas had worked for the Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, while living in Syria in the early 1980s. …

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