Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet next week in a European capital with US Secretary of State John Kerry, to discuss possible ways of moving the diplomatic process forward.
While Netanyahu and Kerry speak on a regular basis – they last spoke on Friday – they have not met since January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Kerry has not been in Israel since November, when he arrived in an effort to help tamp down the violence that erupted in the latest wave of Palestinian terrorism that started a month before.
Among the likely agenda items will be the possibility of creating a regional umbrella to re-launch a diplomatic process with the Palestinians; the French diplomatic initiative; and a Quartet report to be released within the next few weeks spelling out the reasons for the current diplomatic logjam and suggesting ways to break through it.
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