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  6/27/2013, Tammuz 19, 5773

PM to tell Kerry Israel's Security Requirements from PA


Bangkok Post reports US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday opened his latest bid to revive Middle East talks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would insist on security in a peace deal.

In his fifth visit in as many months, Kerry headed to lunch with Jordan's King Abdullah II and will have dinner in Jerusalem with Netanyahu. He returns to Amman for lunch Friday with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

With Kerry seeking to coax the two sides to end a three-year hiatus in direct negotiations, adds Bangkok Post, Netanyahu said that security was "a basic condition" for peace.