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        12/15/2013, Tevet 12, 5774

      Kerry: Details on Talks Must Remain Private


      Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States insisted, Sunday, that concrete progress has been made in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but said details will be kept under wraps, according to Agence France Presse. Interviewed on the American Broadcasting Company's "This Week", Kerry said,  "I'm personally encouraged that very tough issues are beginning to take shape, but we've agreed not to be talking about what we're doing because it just creates great expectations. It creates pressure. It creates opposition, in some cases."

      Kerry continued, "I think it's much better for us to do exactly what we've been doing, which is negotiate quietly and privately."