“I think the interests are very similar,” Kerry told reporters after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. “But there are questions of sovereignty, questions of respect and dignity, which are obviously significant to the Palestinians, and for the Israelis very serious questions of security and also of longer-term issues of how we end this conflict once and for all.”
Middle East/North Africa
Intelligence chief accuses Kerry of creating suspicion among U.S. allies.
The dual appearances come at a tense time in U.S.-Israeli relations.
The secretary of State told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that Israel's security is “at the top of our agenda.”
At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded Thursday at Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital of Sanaa.
The Texas chemistry teacher was killed while jogging near consulate.
A visit is no longer impossible, according to experts and former officials.
Hunter floated the idea of hitting Iran with nuclear weapons.
"If a diplomatic solution is the responsible approach [in Syria], all parties involved are going to have to be represented in some way" in whatever deal is struck, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Any plausible peace plan to end the ongoing carnage in Syria "cannot be achieved by [limiting] ourselves to narrow strips of interest," Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon.
Saeb Erekat wants Kerry to stop Israel's "continuing settlement activity" and "crimes."