US Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to Israel Thursday as he continues a push to reignite peace negotiations.
Making his fourth trip to Israel since he began his tenure as the US chief diplomat in February, Kerry was due to arrive later Thursday and head straight into talks with top Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders.
The meetings come after a long day of diplomacy in Jordan, during which he met with 10 other foreign ministers from the "Friends of Syria" group in a bid to try to end the Syrian conflict.
After whirlwind talks Thursday and Friday, Kerry will return to the region on Monday to attend the World Economic Forum in Amman.
He has been seeking to put together a plan for the economic revival of PA-controlled territories and it is possible he could unveil his ideas at the forum, the AFP news agency reported.