Kerry to Meet Netanyahu in Germany

US Secretary of State will be in Germany at the same time as Israeli PM; will meet Mahmoud Abbas separately as well.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Kerry and Netanyahu (archive)
Kerry and Netanyahu (archive)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he would meet the Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders on separate trips to Germany and the Middle East after days of violence in Israel.

"Later this week I will meet with prime minister Netanyahu because he will be in Germany... we will meet there," he said in Paris, where he made a brief stop as part of a Europe tour that has already taken him to Milan.

"And then I will go to the region and I will meet with president (Mahmoud) Abbas, I will meet with King Abdullah (of Jordan) and others.

"And in between I will have some key meetings on the subject of Syria with critical players with respect to that."  

A wave of Arab terrorism has left scores dead and injured in Israel, and there are fears that violence will escalate further.

Israel has implemented major security measures after a series of stabbing attacks on its territory by mostly young Palestinians, and violent riots have hit Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.  

Kerry did not give any further details as to when exactly he would meet Netanyahu and Abbas, or where in the Middle East he would hold talks with the Palestinian leader.

AFP contributed to this report.