Middle East Quartet and Israeli officials discuss how to halt terror wave

Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Representatives from the Middle East Quartet (European Union, United Nations, United States, and Russia) on Wednesday met with Israeli officials to discuss diplomatic avenues to help end the current Palestinian terror wave in Israel.

“The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet are in Israel and Palestine. They continue their efforts to promote significant steps on the ground, consistent with prior agreements that can restore hope to the Palestinian people and preserve the viability of a negotiated two-state solution,” U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said in a video conference briefing to the U.N. Security Council, according to Haaretz.

The Quartet delegation met in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office following a two-month postponement of the planned visit.

“A long, matter-of-fact, and serious discussion took place on ways to stop the violence and reinstate security and stopping the [Palestinian] incitement, as well as a discussion on possible future prospects for the peace process,” Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emanuel Nahshon said.

Posted on December 17, 2015 .