Monday, 06 January 2014 - 18:55
Kerry ends Mideast trip without framework deal
After four days of intense diplomacy, US Secretary of State John Kerry was heading home, insisting progress has been made despite failing to agree on a framework to guide Israeli-Palestinian talks.
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During his tour, Kerry spent hours locked in separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, as well as making a surprise day trip to key Arab allies, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
With the US remaining tight-lipped about the details, little news has filtered out about Kerry's proposals to bridge the huge gaps between the two sides as they seek to draw up the contours of two states living side-by-side.