US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday as part of an international diplomatic push to quell a wave of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence. The talks in Amman, at which Abbas sought assurances over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound that has been the focal point of unrest, came as a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli security guard in the West Bank and was killed, according to police. Kerry, who held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday, later went into a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, custodian of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
17 January, 2014 Israeli PM meets Jordan king, insists on border security Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid down demands for security arrangements between a future Palestinian state and Jordan, in a rare visit Thursday to Amman. Netanyahu was in Jordan for unannounced talks with King Abdullah II on the US-brokered Middle East peace process. The […]
8 November, 2013 Israel fury as Kerry heads to Iran talks in Geneva Ben Gurion (Israel) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned John Kerry Friday he was offering Iran the "deal of the century" as the US top diplomat headed to landmark talks in Geneva seeking a nuclear agreement. Netanyahu vowed that Israel would not be bound by any […]
24 October, 2015 Israel to take steps to calm holy site unrest: Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel had agreed on steps to calm tensions over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, at the centre of Palestinian unrest, including 24-hour security cameras. Several hours later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his pledge of […]
23 October, 2015 Kerry signals 'cautious optimism' after talks with Israel PM US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed "cautious optimism" about defusing the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian violence after four hours of talks in Berlin with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. The two met as part of a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at halting the cycle of […]