Israel to partake Moscow conference
Israel agreed to partake at the peace conference on the Middle East. The conference will take place in Moscow soon. The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov will make an official statement on the issue, Israeli media released.
The Moscow conference is the next stage of the peace process in Annapolis. However, the Ehud Olmert's government opposed the conference through various means. The situation has changed after Netanyahu came to the office.
Lieberman cleared his position on the issue in an interview with Interfax. "Israel must and will participate at this conference. We welcome any dialogue, especially within the framework of the Russia, The United States, UN and EU "quartet". We see Russia as a very significant factor in the Middle East," he said.
Israel's demands related to its participation at the conference were satisfied. Thus, representatives of Hamas will not attend the conference. No bilateral negotiations both with Palestine and Syria will be held during the conference.
New Foreign Minister is trying to enhance relations with Russia, but opposes agreements, which were signed in Annapolis. Lieberman stated that the negotiations reached a deadlock and a new approach to the issue is necessary to make. Netanyahu administration denies the "Two states for two nations" principle.