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  11/1/2013, Cheshvan 28, 5774

Kerry to Meet with Abbas in Palestinian Authority Tuesday


US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem this Tuesday in renewed efforts to resume peace talks, a Palestinian Authority official claims.

The move follows Israel's announcement this week to build 1500 new housing units for Jewish residents in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria after releasing 26 convicted terrorists to those regions, as well as to Gaza, as a precondition to negotiations.