John Kerry back in Israel for peace push
US Secretary of State John Kerry flew in to Israel on Thursday as he kept up a push to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to peace negotiations amid a growing scepticism over his efforts.
Making his fourth trip to Israel since he began his tenure in February, Kerry was to head straight into talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before travelling to Ramallah to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
The meetings come after a long day of diplomacy in Jordan, during which he met with 10 other foreign ministers from the ‘Friends of Syria’ group in a bid to try to end the Syrian conflict.
Kerry has been back and forth to the region to push for the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. But despite public declarations of support for his efforts, frustrations have been welling up from both sides.