John Kerry to visit Israel in Middle East trip

US Secretary of State to visit Israel for first time since last summer.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

John Kerry
John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Middle East from Sunday to Tuesday, in a trip that will take him to Israel for the first time since the summer of 2014, AFP reports.

Kerry will travel to Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Ramallah, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Saturday, with Israeli-Palestinian violence, Syria and ISIS all on the agenda.

"In Abu Dhabi, Secretary Kerry will meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional political and security issues, with a focus on Syria," Kirby said.

"While in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Ramallah, Secretary Kerry will discuss bilateral and regional security issues, including Syria and Daesh [ISIS], and continue discussions on stopping the violence in Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank, and improving conditions on the ground."