For Kerry, little new traction as yet another visit to Israel awaits

June 25, 2013 1:09 AM

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He will use his fifth visit to Israel as secretary this week to keep up the pressure, but he comes with little new traction.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is dragging his feet, resisting strong U.S. pressure to drop his conditions for new talks but fearing that he will be blamed if the effort fails. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed in principle, though others in his coalition government...

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