Daily Israel Report
07:27
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News Brief

  6/10/2013, Tammuz 2, 5773

Kerry Visit Postponed a Week


Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States will apparently delay his next visit to Israel by a week. He was expected to arrive on Tuesday and a working meeting was on President Shim'on Peres's schedule.

The point of the delay is to give Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority more time to decide if he will reject placing preconditions on the resumption of direct talks with Israel. The State Department has not published exact details of Kerry's trip so it did not respond to reports about the delay.