Envoys from the Middle East Quartet, made up of the US, Russia, EU and UN, met in Jerusalem earlier this week to work on a report it is expected to release in a number of months on the steps needed to create a political environment conducive to a relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
During the visit the representatives met with officials from the Prime Minister’s office and the Foreign Ministry, as well as representatives from the Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
The PA is an arm of the PLO.
The decision to issue this report was made when the Quartet principals met in Munich in January. It was decided there to write a report that would define the obstacles to a two-state solution, and recommend how to move ahead.