Lieberman, Russia's Lavrov Discuss Renewal of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

In phone call, defense minister and Russia's foreign minister agree to continue their conversation at a meeting later this month.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Knesset, December, 2016.
Emil Salman

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the war in Syria and the possibility of restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, in a telephone conversation on Sunday. 

A statement published by Lieberman's office said they spoke about talks between the Syrian regime and rebel groups, under Russian mediation, held in Astana, in an attempt to reach a ceasefire agreement.

They also discussed ways of renewing peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the statement added.

Lieberman and Lavrov agreed to meet and continue their conversation at the Munich Security Conference later this month.