Abbas heads to Moscow in bid to sideline U.S. from peace process

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to help form an international multilateral mechanism for sponsoring the peace process between the Palestinians and Israel, PA officials said on Sunday. …

Abbas, the officials said, wants Russia and other countries to play a larger role in any peace process with Israel in a bid to supplant the US, in the wake of what Ramallah calls Washington’s “hostile policies” towards the Palestinians. …

The PA has argued that the Trump administration was no longer qualified to play the role of honest broker in any peace process due to its “bias” in favor of Israel. …

Another top PA official in Ramallah said that Abbas was planning to use the UN podium to renew his call for holding an international conference for peace in the Middle East as a substitute for an US-sponsored peace process.

 

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