Kerry To Visit Israel and Palestinian Territories Next Week

Secretary of State Hopes To Revive Peace Talks

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By JTA

Published May 17, 2013.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Israel the Palestinian territories next week in his bid to revive the peace process.

“These meetings are to follow-up on ongoing discussions as we continue to assess how best we can support the parties in getting back to the table and in having dialogue leading to peace,” said a State Department statement released Friday.

“We remain committed to working with the parties to achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations,” it said. Kerry will visit Jerusalem on May 23-24. It will be his third trip to the region since he became secretary of state in February.

Kerry has said reviving the talks is a priority for the Obama administration.



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