Kerry seeks to quiet harsh Israeli-Palestinian rhetoric

October 22, 2015 9:18 AM

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Kerry seeks to quiet harsh Israeli-Palestinian rhetoric

BERLIN U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for an end to inflammatory Israeli-Palestinian rhetoric as he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who blamed the Palestinians for a recent surge of violence.

Speaking to reporters before their talks, Kerry made no reference to Netanyahu's suggestion this week that Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem during the 1940s, persuaded Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

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