Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Envoy to the Middle East, Mikhail Bogdanov, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, i24news reports.
The top issue on the agenda is a proposed meeting in Moscow between Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
The proposed meeting comes as Russia continues to expand its role in the Middle East, noted i24news. Bogdanov met Abbas in Amman, Jordan last August, where according to Palestinian sources he discussed the proposed meeting and Abbas did not object to the idea.
Fatah Central Committee member Mohammad Al-Madani said, according to the report, "No official date for a meeting has been set”, adding, "President Putin is taking serious steps to close the gap between us and the Israelis." READ MORE