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Obama plans to "listen," not present Mideast peace plan: Kerry

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrive to address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Kerry said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrive to address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrive to address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Kerry said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak to media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Kerry said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak to media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak to media at the Chancellery in Berlin February 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Kerry said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a news briefing after talks at the foreign ministry in Berlin February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a news briefing after talks at the foreign ministry in Berlin February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a news briefing after talks at the foreign ministry in Berlin February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on their way to the U.S. embassy in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation, 11-day trip that will also take him to Paris, Rome, Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha before he returns home on March 6. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on their way to the U.S. embassy in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation,...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on their way to the U.S. embassy in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation, 11-day trip that will also take him to Paris, Rome, Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha before he returns home on March 6. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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