Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to meet in Moscow for talks that the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after more than a two-year break.
The announcement indicates that Russia is pushing forward with its attempt to become a peace broker in the region after a setback earlier in the week. On Tuesday, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said a meeting scheduled in Moscow this week had been delayed at Israel's request.
Though bringing the men together would represent an accomplishment for Moscow, a diplomatic breakthrough seems unlikely.
Abbas and Israeli Prime...