Quietly, a Line of Communication Between Netanyahu and Abbas Is Established

After three years of utter disconnect, Jerusalem and Ramallah are starting to talk. Both sides stress, however, that the talks cannot yet be considered peace negotiations.

Three years ago, after Benjamin Netanyahu assumed office, senior Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat contacted an Israeli figure who used to hold a senior position in the country's security establishment. "I'd like to meet with Molho, can you convey the message?" Erekat asked.