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Abbas tells Putin to resume peace talks with Israel under Quartet leadership

Abbas tells the Russian President that the Palestinians want renewed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” with EU, UN and Russian participation, not just the U.S.



The Palestinians are prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel under the auspices of the Quartet, which comprises the US, EU, UN and Russia, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.


Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone conversation that the Palestinians want the proposed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” and with the participation of other countries, according to a statement released by the PA’s official news agency Wafa. Continue Reading »

Palestinian push to replace the US with Quartet as peace broker fails

With the Palestinian leadership trying to replace Trump’s ‘Vision for Peace’ plan, the Quartet’s video conference, requested by the Palestinian Authority, culminated without a resolution.



The Palestinian Authority’s push to replace the US as the sole broker for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process failed to yield immediate results as a Quartet video conference on the matter ended without any conclusions.

Quartet representatives discussed Israeli plans to annex portions of the West Bank, including the July 1 deadline for Israel to begin to apply such sovereignty as laid out in the coalition agreement between the Likud and Blue and White parties, according to a person familiar with the discussion. Continue Reading »

Quartet harps on Israel’s ongoing settlement activity


view videoIsrael’s PM Netanyahu, forced to declare the reality of the conflict: “The real settlements Palestinians are after are Haifa, Jaffa and Tel Aviv.”



NEW YORK – The Middle East Quartet called Israel out on Friday for its ongoing settlement activity, which they said is “an obstacle to peace.”

Quartet Flags

Quartet Flags, US, UN, Russia & EU – Photoshopped: IsraelandStuff/PP

Representatives of the Quartet, which include United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union Representative Federica Mogherini, met in New York on the last day of the UN General debate. Continue Reading »

Furious at report, Abu Mazen boycotts Middle East Quartet


Apparently the PA can’t take criticism: In response to the Palestinian Authority being called out in the Quartet report for supporting those who commit acts of terror, by glorifying them among the Palestinian public, Abbas calls for the boycott of Mid-East Quartet.

By Rachel Kaplan


In an odd turn of events, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly boycotting the UN’s Middle East Quartet, according to the Al-Hayat news service.

The Palestinian Authority president, Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas (right) and prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, of Hamas. – Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP

The Quartet issued a report last week, detailing several recommendations in order to revive negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

Quartet drops ‘settlements’ legality’ rhetoric from peace talks report


Top political source says new Quartet report on stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process blasts Abbas’ PA over its active incitement to to kill Jews, poor governance over its people, and Fatah-Hamas strife.

By Shlomo Cesana


A new Quartet report on the issues plaguing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will not address controversial legalities concerning the settlement enterprise, a senior Israeli source said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome – Photo: Reuters

The Quartet on the Middle East comprises the U.N., U.S., EU and Russia, seeks to mediate peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

Israel turns to Putin to assist in halting publication of Quartet report


The political report, intended to be published in the coming days, will place inequitable blame for the moribund peace process unfairly on Israel, where it is then expected to be endorsed by the UN Security Council.

By Itamar Eichner


Israel has launched diplomatic efforts aimed at halting the publication of a report by the Quartet (an international diplomatic body comprised of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and Russia. Its purpose is to oversee the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and attempt to end the conflict), which is expected to blame Israel for the current impasse in the peace process with the Palestinians.
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Quartet envoys met in Jerusalem set on restarting Israel-PA peace talks


Middle East Quartet, made up of the US, Russia, EU & UN, met with officials from Israel’s Prime Minister’s office & the Foreign Ministry, as well as representatives from the PLO & Palestinian Authority.


Envoys from the Middle East Quartet, made up of the US, Russia, EU and UN, met in Jerusalem earlier this week to work on a report it is expected to release in a number of months on the steps needed to create a political environment conducive to a relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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Quartet Comes Out Against Unilateral Palestinian Efforts to Impose Statehood on Israel

The Quartet, with the EU as one of the principles, called on “both parties to refrain from actions that undermine trust or prejudge final status issues” while covertly the EU funded 400 Palestinian homes built illegally, in 17 locations in areas of the West Bank under Israeli control, recognized by Oslo Accords and int’l law.


The Mideast Quartet principals met in Munich for the first time in a year on Sunday and came out against unilateral Palestinian efforts to get the international community to impose a solution on Israel.

Unauthorized Palestinian buildings, in contravention of the ‘Oslo Accords’, international law and local Israeli law, fly the EU flag & EU signs.

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Blair optimistic: Obama win opens way for new Mideast push

Quartet’s Middle East envoy & Former British PM says he doesn’t believe US lost interest in Israeli-Palestinian conflict & he expects to see fresh initiative soon, now that the election is over

By Reuters


President Barack Obama‘s election victory opens the way for renewed efforts to revive moribund peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Middle East envoy Tony Blair said on Wednesday.

Tony Blair Photo: AFP

Tony Blair – Photo: AFP

Speaking hours after Obama won a second term in office, the former British prime minister told Reuters he did not believe the United States had lost interest in the decades-old conflict, adding that he hoped to see a fresh initiative soon. Continue Reading »