Monday, October 19, 2015

Trying to ease tensions, Kerry to meet with Netanyahu, Abbas

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this week in a bid to ease tensions that have erupted in a surge of deadly Palestinian terror attacks and violence in Jerusalem, the West Bank and at the Gaza border.

Kerry scheduled talks with Netanyahu in Germany and then, after a meeting on Syria in an as-yet undetermined location, intends to see Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah in the Mideast, he said Sunday. (READ MORE)