Kerry says to decide when to push for Middle East peace decisions

WASHINGTON Mon Jun 3, 2013 12:26pm EDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media about Syria at the State Department in Washington May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media about Syria at the State Department in Washington May 31, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he will decide at some point whether to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories to push for decisions by the sides on reviving stalled peace talks to end their decades-old conflict.

"I will make a judgment at some point whether I need to go and push a little bit, or help that process, and I am certainly willing to. I am open to that possibility but we are not raising any expectations about an American plan," Kerry told reporters at a joint news conference with the Polish foreign minister.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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writer122 wrote:
I am astonished that in your articles you always refer to “Palestinian territories” instead of calling it Palestine. After all, the UN now calls Palestine with its proper name: Palestine. So does the Google, after resisting the change for over six months, and now calls the land Palestine. Don’t you think it is time for Reuters also to comply with the UN decision?
Yesh Prabhu, Bushkill, Pennsylvania

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