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Kerry Meets Netanyahu In Jerusalem


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Jerusalem on April 9.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Jerusalem on April 9.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met again with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Kerry held more talks with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 9 and called the previous day's dinner discussion "very productive."

Kerry told reporters he was pursuing a "quiet strategy" for ending decades of mistrust between the two sides, who have not met for direct talks since September 2010.

He also said movement in areas such as the economy "could be critical to changing perceptions and realities on the ground."

The top U.S. diplomat is on his second trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories in as many weeks.

He was scheduled to leave for London later on April 9 to attend a meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) foreign ministers on April 10-11.


Based on reporting by dpa, AFP
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