Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday that the parents of kidnapped teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer would like to meet with him.
Liberman also thanked Kerry for the US’s “determined” position regarding the gravity with which the US views the kidnappings.
On Wednesday night, following President Shimon Peres’ farewell meeting in Washington with US President Barack Obama, White House National Secuirty Advisor Susan Rice posted a tweet saying “all of our hearts are hurting” for the kidnapped students, one of whom she pointed out was American.
She wrote that Obama and the rest of the US government are “deeply concerned,” and are praying for “their safe return and strength for the families in this agonizing vigil.”
She also said that “cooperation between Israel and Palestinians was critical in helping the search and to prevent the situation in the West Bank from “further destabilizing.”