Kerry phones Netanyahu, Abbas after Israel nixes prisoner release

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 4, 2014 00:15




US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone on Thursday night with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as peace talks reached a new stumbling block. 

Kerry called the leaders following Israel's announcement earlier in the day that it had called off an expected release of a fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners due to the Palestinian decision to apply for admission to 15 international treaties and conventions.

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