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The Egyptians, the Russians and the EU

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Published: 23 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Palestinian Authority's Abbas reportedly no longer objects to Egyptian-led peace push - i24news 22.08.16
Sisi says Putin offered to host direct Israeli-Palestinian talks. Israel's Channel 2 also reported that officials on both the Israeli and Egyptian sides are working to plan a summit before year's end in either Cairo or Sharm-el-Sheikh to organise a regional peace effort. Abbas has said Egyptian efforts would not replace the Paris initiative.

European diplomats vainly trying to set up Netanyahu-Abbas meeting
– Barak Ravid & Jack Khoury – Haaretz 21.08.16
The Palestinians want a preliminary meeting between chief negotiators ahead of the peace summit that Paris aims to convene by the year's end, but the Israelis insist on going straight to the main event.

Is EU giving up on Israel-Palestine conflict?
– Uri Savir – Al-Monitor 21.08.16
With the US preoccupied by elections, Egypt not committed, Abbas politically weak and Israel reluctant, the EU may be about to give up on the two-state solution process.


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