Germany's Merkel to back Kerry peace efforts during Israel visit

By REUTERS
February 22, 2014 16:40

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will lobby on behalf of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts led by US Secretary of State John Kerry when she visits Israel on Monday.

Kerry, who held talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday, is trying to nudge both sides at least to agree on a framework deal by the end of April although months of negotiations have made little visible progress.


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