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        1/5/2014, Shevat 4, 5774

      Kerry Insists Peace Progress Has Been Made


      The Peninsula Reports US Secretary of State John Kerry is to fly to Jordan and Saudi Arabia today seeking backing for his plans for Middle East peace, after insisting he has made progress.

      After a second meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank, Kerry swept back to Jerusalem for his third discussions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three days, adds The Peninsula.

      “We’re not there yet, but we are making progress,” Kerry said yesterday, adding everyone was “working with great intensity” to try to reach a peace deal.