Amid Concerns Syrian War May Widen, Russia Urges Israel to Resume Peace Process

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country has a peace proposal for Syria

The Jerusalem Post reports: Amid concerns the raging war in Syria may widen, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (pictured) told Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold on Thursday that Russia is keen on seeing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process resume.

Gold, heading a high-level Foreign Ministry delegation for two days of talks in Moscow, responded that “regional security is a prerequisite for peacemaking.”

Gold and Lavrov know each other from when they worked together while serving as their respective countries’ ambassadors to the UN in the late 1990s.

Welcoming Gold in Moscow, Lavrov said that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a member of the Middle East Quartet, Russia is interested in creating conditions “for the resumption of the peace process between Israel and Palestine in order to achieve our common goal – two states that exist in peace and security with all its neighbors.”

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