Palestinian meeting with Israeli lawmakers delayed

JERUSALEM (AP) — A planned meeting between Israeli lawmakers and the Palestinian president has been postponed, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Sunday.

The lawmakers had planned on traveling to President Mahmoud Abbas’ West Bank headquarters on Tuesday. The lawmakers belong to a new caucus formed to support recently relaunched peace talks.

Officials on both sides said Sunday that the meeting had been delayed. An Israeli spokeswoman cited the crisis in nearby Syria and high-level Palestinian meetings Abbas is holding this week. She says the meeting is expected to take place in the coming weeks.

Palestinian officials said the chief Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a new round of talks on Saturday and are to meet again on Tuesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides are not supposed to discuss the negotiations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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