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  7/19/2013, Av 12, 5773

Update: Kerry Holds Second Meeting with Erekat

United States Secretary of State John Kerry held a surprise second meeting with chief Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator Saeb Erekat Friday as he pressed to put a bid for direct negotiations between the PA and Israel back on track before heading home.

After meeting first for 44 minutes, the two men were locked back in talks at 11:20 am local time in Amman, Jordan, according to a State Department official.