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  3/26/2014, Adar Bet 24, 5774

Kerry Announces Surprise Meeting with Abbas


The latest impasse in the talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is enough to cause U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to interrupt a visit to Italy to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan.

Kerry's surprise trip to Amman, which will take place on Wednesday, aims "to continue to narrow the gaps between the parties", State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday, according to AFP.