Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could hold direct peace talks for the first time in seven years, Channel 20 said on Thursday night in a report on a three-way Washington meeting with US President Donald Trump scheduled next month.
The report comes just two months after Trump began to formally work to bring Israelis and Palestinian back to the negotiating table.
The last round of US-led talks broke down in April 2014 and did not involve a Netanyahu-Abbas meeting.
Since 2010, the Palestinians have refused to hold direct talks unless Israel freezes West Bank settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem. Israel has refused to cede to that demand insisting that talks should be held without preconditions.
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