Israel and the Palestinians appear headed back to negotiations in the hopes of settling long-standing differences.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement in Amman, Jordan Friday, after returning from a trip to Ramallah and a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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The top US diplomat also said that Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat and his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni would meet him in Washington “to begin initial talks within the next week or so”.
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The details remain mostly unknown, with Kerry insisting that secrecy is necessary to protect the delicate agreement. Since starting his new job as America’s top diplomat, Kerry has made multiple trips to the Middle East, hoping to make this sort of announcement, but it hasn’t been easy.
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