Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem on Thursday, as part of recent efforts to jump-start Middle East peace talks after more than four years of stagnation.
Kerry opened his meeting with Netanyahu by praising the PM for his “seriousness” in looking at ways to return to direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Netanyahu said that the conversation would touch on concerns about Iran and Syria, “but above all what we want to do is restart the peace talks with the Palestinians.”
He added that both parties were interested in seeing the political process renewed.
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