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12 Hours, 2 Meetings for Netanyahu & Kerry; Abbas & Kerry, 0

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has left Israel without speaking to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem on March 31, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem on March 31, 2014
Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO / Flash 90

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has left Israel without speaking to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and after two intense meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in less than 12 hours.

Kerry met in Jerusalem with Netanyahu for several hours on Monday evening and then again for another two hours on Tuesday morning before leaving to attend scheduled NATO ministerial meetings in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Although there was a possibility that Kerry might have gone to Ramallah for a quick meeting with Abbas late Monday night, he chose not to do so. It is believed he will return to Israel in the coming days, possibly to meet with Abbas at that time instead.

Abbas, meanwhile, chaired his own meeting Monday night with top officials from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the PA’s leading Fatah faction.

Officials decided to again appeal to United Nations agencies for recognition of the PA as an independent sovereign nation if Kerry does not force Israel to free a final group of 30 terrorist prisoners, according to the PA official who spoke with reporters.

Rumors that long-incarcerated Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard might be freed from a U.S. prison as a way to keep the talks going again were raised, but there has been no confirmation by an official source, U.S. or Israeli, that the report was true.

Likewise, an alleged proposal from Israel last Friday offering to free an additional 400 PA terrorist prisoners in exchange for the PA continuing the talks until the end of 2014, and refraining from its appeal to the United Nations, has not been confirmed.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney has told reporters he has “no update” on the status of Jonathan Pollard, and Israeli government officials are tight-lipped about the latest developments under discussion with the PA.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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18 Responses to “12 Hours, 2 Meetings for Netanyahu & Kerry; Abbas & Kerry, 0”

  1. Hervé Elbeze says:

    Kerry met in Jerusalem with Netanyahu for several hours on Monday evening and then again for another two hours on Tuesday morning before leaving to attend scheduled NATO ministerial meetings in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  2. Yori Mendel says:

    Kerry can go jump.

  3. Gloria Anne says:

    don’t believe a word John Kerry’s says. do not give up anything mr Netanyahu. America is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    what is the problem
    Kerry meets with someone who's an ally (Israel) while avoiding someone without any authority (PA Abbas)

    The JP would have been a lot more incensed had Kerry met solely with Abbas.

    They just don't like Kerry

  5. Just Say No, Mr. Netanyahu.

  6. please dont give up anything and put your people in danger

  7. Judy Pimlott says:

    American leaders and followers is a wolf in sheep`s clothing. Oboma is a dictator,another hitler.oboma and his rating is dropping drastically.America wake up or face God`s judgment for rejecting Israel. God bless Israel!!!

  8. Jean Kinney says:

    NO RELEASE FOR PRISONERS

  9. Please tell Kerry to just go away!

  10. Please DO not GIVE any of your JEWISH birthright away to appease those that ultimately wish you harm ! Mr. Netanyahu you have 10 times the back bone than either Kerry or Obama. Don’t let them talk you into a foolish move !

  11. Earl W. Littlefield Jr says:

    Kerry gives money to Abbas to support his terrorists while meeting with Netanyahu to destroy his coalition & country….

  12. Not one inch, not one grain of sand…

  13. NO NO NO. don't eccept the the bride.

  14. Netanyahu>> Has WISDOM!!!

  15. Dean Petree says:

    Don’t let anyone force you to do anything that isn’t right for Israel.

  16. JoAnn Morris says:

    The PA has said their goal is to wipe Israel off the map….it takes 2 to solve problems. PA does not love anyone but themselves.

  17. Noooooo mooooore, noooo waaaay, ketchup Kerry go home to Heinz.

  18. Who in Israel is the foreign affairs minister?.

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